Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian professor of mathematics at Stanford, is the first woman to win the Fields Medal, an award widely regarded as “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” 
In an interview with Quanta Magazine, Mirzakhani, 37, said she thinks about math in pictures (see one doodle above), and compared mathematics research to writing a novel. “There are different characters, and you are getting to know them better,” she said. “Things evolve, and then you look back at a character, and it’s completely different from your first impression.”
Photos: Stanford University, Quanta Magazine
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian professor of mathematics at Stanford, is the first woman to win the Fields Medal, an award widely regarded as “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” 
In an interview with Quanta Magazine, Mirzakhani, 37, said she thinks about math in pictures (see one doodle above), and compared mathematics research to writing a novel. “There are different characters, and you are getting to know them better,” she said. “Things evolve, and then you look back at a character, and it’s completely different from your first impression.”
Photos: Stanford University, Quanta Magazine

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian professor of mathematics at Stanford, is the first woman to win the Fields Medal, an award widely regarded as “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” 

In an interview with Quanta MagazineMirzakhani, 37, said she thinks about math in pictures (see one doodle above), and compared mathematics research to writing a novel. “There are different characters, and you are getting to know them better,” she said. “Things evolve, and then you look back at a character, and it’s completely different from your first impression.”

Photos: Stanford University, Quanta Magazine

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