Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford mathematician who was the first woman to win a Fields Medal when it was awarded to her just three years ago at ICM 2014, has died of cancer. This is a tragedy for the world of mathematics as well as for her family and friends. For more information, see this news story.
In an article in the latest College of Charleston magazine, Professor Garrett Mitchener tells us about his fascinating area of research that combines mathematics and linguistics!
Check out the Math Department’s 2017 newsletter!