Iranian Professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani who was the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics. Photograph: EPA

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious honour in mathematics, died on Jul(...)

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye (6-L) poses with award winners during the opening ceremony of the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in southern Seoul, South Korea,  Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani (6-R) is the first female winner of the Fields Medal. Photograph: Yonhap/South Korea

An Iranian mathematician is the first woman ever to receive a Fields Medal, often considered to be mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The rec(...)