Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017) was an Iranian mathematician and a professor at Stanford University. In 2014 she became the first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. She passed away much too soon but her achievements live on and continue to inspire many.
The Maryam Mirzakhani Award has been established to honour her work as well as her role in breaking the glass ceiling for women in mathematics.
The Maryam Mirzakhani Award is designed to support international female students pursuing a postgraduate degree in mathematics in Australia and other initiatives that support gender diversity in mathematics. Each year the award will be made on a competitive basis by a selection committee of distinguished mathematicians, appointed by the executive committee of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS). in consultation with the Director of AMSI.
For more information about the program please visit (https://austms.org.au/awards-grants/awards/maryam-mirzakhani-award/
Your donation to support the Maryam Mirzakhani Award is greatly appreciated.
Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. On the donation page, please choose the “Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute” as the recipient of your gift. Also select that “This is a tribute gift” and state that the gift is in honour of Maryam Mirzakhani.
Note: donations are collected by The University of Melbourne on AMSI’s behalf.