# Maryam Mirzakhani

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**Maryam Mirza-Khani** (May 3, 1977 – July 15, 2017) was an Iranian-American mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.

## Quotes[edit]

- The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers.
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- I don’t think that everyone should become a mathematician, but I do believe that many students don’t give mathematics a real chance.
- Interview with Research Fellow Maryam Mirzakhani | january 2008
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- Interview with Research Fellow Maryam Mirzakhani | january 2008
- It's not only the question, but the way you try to solve it.
- Interview with Research Fellow Maryam Mirzakhani | january 2008
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- Interview with Research Fellow Maryam Mirzakhani | january 2008
- I think it's rarely about what you actually learn in class it's mostly about things that you stay motivated to go and continue to do on your own."
- Maryam Mirzakhani press conference after winning Field's Medal | august 2014
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- Maryam Mirzakhani press conference after winning Field's Medal | august 2014