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Documentary Night: Maryam Mirzakhani

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Maryam Mirzakhani (12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics included Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. On 13 August 2014, Mirzakhani was honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics, becoming the first woman to win the prize, as well as the first Iranian. The award committee cited her work in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces".
Sadly, on 14 July 2017, Mirzakhani died of breast cancer at the age of 40.
AFTER the documentary – we can have a brief discussion session. We are celebrating this on the occasion of International Women's Mathematics Day which is observed on Maryam's birthday (May 12th).
6:00 PM – Welcome, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop
6:05 PM – Documentary Start
7:05 PM – End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion
7:30 PM – Wrap Up
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/419173