Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has passed away
World renowned mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died on July 14, 2017. Maryam was the first and only woman to win the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. An Iranian-American, she served as a reminder of the international character of research and scholarship. Maryam Mirzakhani left us in the prime of her life, and her passing is a great loss to the scientific community.
On July 19, 2017, Congressman Jerry McNerney paid tribute to Maryam in the US House of Representatives.