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Mirzakhani honor for Iranian women: Deputy minister

Tehran, July 15, IRNA Iranian Deputy Minister of Science Hossein Salar-Amoli said on Saturday, Late Maryam Mirzakhani was an internationally honorable Iranian woman in science.

Salar-Amoli said, Late Mirzakhani is definitely one of the most paramount scientists in the past 100 years in the world.

He said, When Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova visited Iran in 2014, she said that Mirzakhai doesn't just belong to Iran, but she also belongs to all women in the world.

Saying Mirzakhani is a fruit of the Iranian scientific community, he added that Iranians appreciated her and will still appreciate her.

He expressed hope that the world will benefit from her achievements.

The Iranian winner of Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, and Stanford University professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, passed away on Saturday at 40 in a hospital in the US.

In 1994, Mirzakhani won a gold medal in the Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad, to be the first female Iranian student to have received a gold medal. In the 1995 Toronto International Mathematical Olympiad, she became the first Iranian student to receive a perfect score and to win two gold medals.

She obtained her BSc in mathematics (1999) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. She went to the US and got a PhD from Harvard University in 2004.

Mirzakhani (b. May 3, 1977) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, a year before she set the record of the first ever woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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