Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win mathematics' Fields medal, dies at 40

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  • Stanford professor had suffered from breast cancer
  • Prestigious Fields medal is considered maths’ equivalent of the Nobel

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.

Related: Maryam Mirzakhani: ‘The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got’

Related: Fields Medals 2014: the maths of Avila, Bhargava, Hairer and Mirzakhani explained

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