Teheran, 1977 – Stanford, 2017

Iranian mathematician, she has mainly carried out research in the field of geometry. Professor of mathematics at Stanford University since 2008, in 2014 she was the first woman to win the Fields Medal, as well as the first person of Iranian citizenship to receive this recognition.

Maryam Mirzakhani was introduced by student Angela Palmas from the Liceo Scientifico Michelangelo, Cagliari.