Stanford professor wins highest award in mathematics

Solving proofs, she says, is like 'connecting the dots in a detective case'

A Stanford University professor today became the first woman to win the highest honor in mathematics.

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Congratulations to Professor Mirzakhani, what a fantastic role model for our girls (and boys too!).

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Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I second Kathy's congratulations. When I read this story today I sent it around to lots of folks who are interested in girls and women in STEM. Everybody I've heard from is thrilled at this news. Thank you, MV Voice, for letting us know about this.

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Posted by Mr. T
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I think I took a partial differential equations class from Prof. Cohen in the 70's. He wasn't a great teacher, but he gave me a B, I don't know why, I had no idea what I was doing.

Hopefully the now generation super stars like Prov. Mirzakhani will do a better job with teaching so our engineers will be better at competing globally.

Mathematics is a cornerstone of science and engineering progress.

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