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Maryam Mirzakhani passed away today... She was the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal prize.

I would like to remember her last post on facebook: ''The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got.''

Jul 15, 2017.

Note by Kazem Sepehrinia
2 years, 3 months ago

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I saw your profile picture and immediately connected it to the news of her passing. Thanks for sharing this; I hope everyone sees it. She has my condolences.

Zach Abueg - 2 years, 3 months ago

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It is very saddening to hear about the demise of a mathematician at such a young age. However, she would be immortalised through her contributions to mathematics. May her soul rest in peace.

Swagat Panda - 2 years, 3 months ago

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R.I.P Maryam Mirzakhani :(

Munem Shahriar - 2 years, 3 months ago

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I still can't believe it :(

Morteza Mashini - 2 years, 3 months ago

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Disheartening news!

What was the cause of her death?

Kaushik Chandra - 2 years, 3 months ago

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She got cancer! Yes she was a role model for Iranian students and if I'm not exaggerating for students all over the world.

Kazem Sepehrinia - 2 years, 3 months ago

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She is a role model for mathematics enthusiasts all over the world. A wonderful woman indeed. It's very rare to find female mathematicmathematician and she was one of the rare gems. She achieved so much at a little age that too while being an Iranian.

Rest in GLORY Mariyam Mirzakhani!

Kaushik Chandra - 2 years, 3 months ago

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She was one of the greatest female mathematicians till date.I was quite sad when i got the news yesterday.May your soul Rest in peace Maryam Mirzakhani.

Spandan Senapati - 2 years, 3 months ago

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RIP Maryam Mirzakhani :-[

Ayon Ghosh - 2 years, 2 months ago

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shocking news.greatest ever female mathematician left us alone.

Mohammad Khaza - 2 years, 2 months ago

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RIP 🖤🙏🏻

Sheyda Tamuzi - 2 years, 3 months ago

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That is just so sad...R.I.P Maryam Mirzakhani :'(

William Huang - 2 years, 2 months ago

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This is so sad!!!! She looked like such a nice person. I will try serching her on wikipedia to find out more. :<

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Hi guys, please do not feed the internet troll (ever). In future, ignore it and inform me.

I am monitoring the comments especially on this thread and will be taking action against what is happening here.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years ago

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@Calvin Lin=my savior thank you so much. how should i inform you?

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  1. Just @ mention me.
  2. Email me: Calvin at Brilliant.org

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years ago

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@Calvin Lin Okay sir.

Md Zuhair - 2 years ago

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@Calvin Lin yep thanks @Calvin Lin 4 help

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/@Calvin Lin, can you fix my problem : yankees

A Former Brilliant Member - 1 year, 12 months ago

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wait a minute...... is it just me or do i look just like her ; dark brown hair and those eyes...... short hair and..... This is just so sad

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