Iran front pages mourn trailblazing female mathematician

Iran front pages mourn trailblazing female mathematicianIranian media have hailed trailblazing Iran-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani following her death from cancer, with her image blazoned across newspaper front pages on Sunday. Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, died aged 40 on Saturday in a US hospital after the breast cancer she had been battling for four years spread to her bone marrow. Mirzakhani was born and studied in Iran before leaving to pursue her career in the United States.



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