# A Light Was Turned Off Today

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.

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2 years, 8 months ago

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Staff - 2 years, 6 months ago

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

- 2 years, 5 months ago

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

- 2 years, 5 months ago

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

Staff - 2 years, 5 months ago

yep thanks @Calvin Lin 4 help

- 2 years, 5 months ago

Okay sir.

- 2 years, 5 months ago

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

- 2 years, 6 months ago

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

- 2 years, 6 months ago

shocking news.greatest ever female mathematician left us alone.

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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

- 2 years, 8 months ago

RIP Maryam Mirzakhani :-[

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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.

- 2 years, 8 months ago

I still can't believe it :(

- 2 years, 8 months ago

Disheartening news!

What was the cause of her death?

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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!

- 2 years, 8 months ago

R.I.P Maryam Mirzakhani :(

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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.

- 2 years, 8 months ago

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.

- 2 years, 8 months ago

RIP 🖤🙏🏻

- 2 years, 8 months ago