A Fields First

For the first time, a woman has been awarded the coveted Fields Medal, which is generally regarded as the the mathematician’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Her name is Maryam Mirzakhani, and you can read about her here.

This is of course a proud day for female mathematicians. Congratulations to Dr. Mirzakhani.

Maryam Mirzakhani


  1. Musey says

    Thank you for that, Malcolm.

    It’s my belief, that there will be more to follow. I think it takes a generation, or two, of sub-par maths teaching to girls, a whole load of misdirection, and a lot of good will, to acknowledge that girls can also do maths at the highest level. I notice that she wanted to be an writer, so she is obviously multi talented, and quite beautiful as well, which as a humourless feminist, I probably shouldn’t mention. But I do like that she is both clever, and lovely.

    I also like good looking men in white suits, who uphold truth, justice, and the American way. Power to you.

    Thanks again.

    Posted September 6, 2014 at 1:40 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Why, thank you too, Musey.

    Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  3. Musey says

    Hmm, well the sentiment is obvious but my meaning is not, even to me. That’s what results from writing a comment after a long lunch with friends. At the time of writing, it was crystal clear.

    Never mind, I’m sure that I came over as better tempered than usual, and a lot more complimentary. The compliment still stands.

    Posted September 7, 2014 at 2:46 am | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    I think your meaning came through just fine, Musey. We’ve discussed all of that before, of course.

    Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:15 am | Permalink

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