Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize
“As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny.
Today, Mirzakhani — a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University — still writes elaborate stories in her mind. The high ambitions haven’t changed, but the protagonists have: They are hyperbolic surfaces, moduli spaces and dynamical systems. In a way, she said, mathematics research feels like writing a novel. “There are different characters, and you are getting to know them better,” she said. “Things evolve, and then you look back at a character, and it’s completely different from your first impression.”
Learn more about Maryam Mirzakhani at wired.
|Anonymous: Yo have u started uni yet|
yo, not yet, i start lessons the 23rd but it’s mostly a introductory day so we aren’t doing much
(BUT I’M ALREADY STRESSED AND ANXOIS ABOUT IT)
scenery warm ups from twitter !!!