Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani  (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی) was born on 12 May 1977 in Tehran, Iran.  In 2014, Maryam became the first and to-date only woman to win the Fields Medal (often described as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”)  when she was working as a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. She died on 14 July 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

It is impossible to create a talent as hers, but it might be possible to support such talents. The purpose of Maths4 Maryams is to support Maryams-to-be by focusing on one of the deciding factors of her fruitful journey: Maths Friendships. As she said

It is invaluable to have a friend who shares your interests, and it helps you stay motivated.

Maths4Maryams helps you to find such friends. Just register and join a problem-solving group.  Each group hosts a Maths Friendship Day on Maryam’s birthday (12 May, 2اردیبهشت2) to celebrate her fruitful life. There, you might be able to meet your maths friends face-to-face.  Who knows, you might find your Roya (if literally translated, “Dream”) in one of these groups.   



Who are we?

Sir Timothy Gowers has nicely captured what is about here:

[it is] a website in memory of Maryam Mirzahkani. I don’t mean that it is a memorial website: rather, it has taken an important aspect of her life — her interaction with other like-minded mathematicians at a young age — and aims to facilitate such interactions for others, by the setting up of maths4maryams groups.

What you see on this very front page does not necessarily reflect the amazing activities that could happen within your maths4maryams group in the background. In fact, the website just tries to facilitate maths mates interactions. It does not offer anything more than you, yourself can offer. Join and/or make your own groups and find your maths mates. You will be able to keep your group as private as you like.