From the web: “Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win a Fields Medal, Dies at 40”

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics, died on Saturday. She was 40. The cause was breast cancer, said Stanford University, where she was a professor. The university did not say where she died.

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