1977 - 2017

Symmetry of curved surfaces

In recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces”, Maryam Mirzakhani won the 2014 Fields Medal, high prestige award in mathematics.

Maryam Mirzakhani’s research focused on mathematical structures and solving problems related to them.

She initially engaged with math as a challenge, and soon discovered the beauty of it. “It is not only the question, but the way you try to solve it”, said Maryam Mirzakhani.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.