Maryam Mirzakhani, a 40-yo Iranian mathematician, professor of mathematics at Stanford University. She just died of cancer. What a loss. Won the prestigious Fields Medal, the math equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
She, and not a fictional comic book character, should be the role model of young girls everywhere. Young women should be gushing over her, not Gal Gadot who is just an actress.
She exemplifies what a human being should strive to be: classy, educated, a contributing member of society, regardless of her gender, looks, and ethnic background.
Mirzakhani said she enjoyed pure mathematics because of the elegance and longevity of the questions she studies.
"It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out," she added. ...
Mirzakhani's impact "will live on for the thousands of women she inspired to pursue math and science," said Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
He described her as "a humble person who accepted honors only with the hope that it might encourage others to follow her path." ...
Mirzakhani became known on the international mathematics scene as a teenager, winning gold medals at both the 1994 and 1995 International Math Olympiads -? and finished with a perfect score in the latter competition. ...
Mirzakhani also collaborated with Alex Eskin, a University of Chicago mathematician "to take on another of the most-vexing problems in the field: the trajectory of a billiards ball around a polygonal table," Stanford News said.
"The challenge began as a thought exercise among physicists a century ago and had yet to be solved."
The duo published a 200-page long paper on the subject in 2014 hailed as "the beginning of a new era" in mathematics, according to Stanford News.
Count your blessings, Mark. You have a good woman there.
The topic is about why we don't esteem the brainy women. And the answer is bc we esteem appearance first, period. And, that is mostly bc men are VISUAL. When women figured this out, even they became beauty/appearance obsessed.
I've never seen a guy be all gaga over a brainiac female. They get that way wen they see beauty. It is what it is. I've NEVER had a guy say, omg, SiFi your brains, your brains!!
its about the place of entry into the potential relationship. Your correct when you say men are visual. That's the first thing a man notices. However, beauty is wasted on an idiot woman. She can look good and then say something profoundly stupid and ruin everything to such a degree that beauty cannot overcome. We (men) want the total package, beauty, brains, personality, et. al.
Women do too, they want manly yet sensitive. They want a man easy on the eyes. They want the income and security benefits of a type A man but not the other traits.