Maryam Mirzakhani Age, Husband, Death Cause, Family, Biography & More

Maryam Mirzakhani

Real NameMaryam Mirzakhani
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 2”
Weightin Kilograms- 50 kg
in Pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 May 1977
Date of Death15 July 2017
Death CauseBreast Cancer
Age (as in 2017, at the time of death)40 Years
Birth PlaceTehran, Iran
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownTehran, Iran
SchoolFarzanegan High School, Tehran, Iran
CollegeHarvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Educational QualificationsPhD in Mathematics
FamilyFather- Ahmad Mirzakhani
Mother- Not Known
Brother- 1 (Elder)
Sister- Not Known
Address450 Serra Mall Bldg. 380 Stanford, CA
HobbiesReading novels, writing
Favourite Things
Favourite MathematiciansMaxim Kontsevich, Curtis T. McMullen, Edward Witten
Favourite BookLust for Life by Irving Stone
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseJan Vondrák (Theoretical Computer Scientist, m.2005 - present)
Maryam Mirzakhani with her husband and daughter
Marriage Date24 March 2005
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- Anahita

Maryam Mirzakhani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Maryam Mirzakhani

  • Does Maryam Mirzakhani smoke?: No
  • Does Maryam Mirzakhani drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • After watching TV biographies of famous personalities such as Marie Curie, Helen Keller, and reading the novel “Lust for Life“, about Vincent van Gogh, Maryam aspired to be a writer.
  • She won a gold medal in the 1994 International Mathematical Olympiad and became the first female Iranian student to achieve it.
  • In 2014, The International Mathematical Union decided to honor her after she discovered new advances in the theory of Riemann Surface, and in February 2017, she became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, popularly known as the Nobel Prize of Math. Maryam Mirzakhani winner of Fields Award 2017
  • She discovered a formula to express the volume of moduli space as a polynomial in the number of boundary components.
  • Her research includes Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.
  • At present, she teaches Mathematics at Stanford University, California. Maryam Mirzakhani as a professor
  • On 15 July 2017, she passed away after a 4-year battle with breast cancer.