Maryam Mirzakhani


Age: 40

Iranian mathematician and professor of mathematics at Stanford University who became the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, who was one of four winners of the Fields Medal, which is presented every four years and is considered as the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize, who was named for her work on complex geometry and dynamic systems.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: May 3, 1977

Died: July 15, 2017

Palo Alto, California