Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford Becomes First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford Becomes First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University will receive the Fields Medal tomorrow. She will be the first woman to win this medal, math’s highest prize and the equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Mirzakhani, who is Iranian, was also the first Iranian high school student to achieve a perfect score on the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford.

#NerdNation Claims 20th Consecutive Directors’ Cup

#NerdNation Claims 20th Consecutive Directors’ Cup

With the final standings set to be released after the 2014 baseball College World Series, the winner of the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings has already been determined with Stanford claiming its unprecedented 20th consecutive award as the top intercollegiate athletic department in the nation.

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