Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces. Awesome — and congratulations, Maryam!
Random Related Posts
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
This Indonesian queen ruled wisely and justly in life, and was deified as the embodiment of all evil after her death. The story of why gets a bit complicated.
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…
The Valiant Ladies of Potosi
Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes - 17th century Bolivia's answer to Batman.
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
When the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.