, a Stanford University professor who is the only woman to have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.
Stanford said Mirzakhani died Saturday. She had breast cancer. The school didn’t indicate where she died.
Mirzakhani was born in Iran and joined Stanford as a mathematics professor in 2008.
Stanford said her work involved the geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces such as spheres and doughnut shapes.
She received the Fields Medal in 2014. The award…