Maryam Mirzakhani Receives 2013 AMS Satter Prize

American Mathematical Society
December 18th 2012


Maryam Mirzakhani

Providence, RI---Maryam Mirzakhani, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, is receiving the 2013 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize. Presented every two years by the American Mathematical Society, the Satter Prize recognizes an outstanding contribution to mathematics research by a woman in the preceding five years. The prize will be awarded on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.

Mirzakhani is honored for "her deep contributions to the theory of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces." Highlighted as one of the "Brilliant Ten" by Popular Science magazine in 2005, Mirzakhani is the recipient of the Blumenthal Award (2005) and a Clay Mathematics Institute Fellowship (2004-2008).

The full citation for this prize and additional information can be found in the Joint Mathematics Meetings Prize Booklet. Find out more about AMS prizes.






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