Fields Medal for M. Mirzakhani

       Maryam Mirzakhani ( Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, USA) is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of dynamical curved surfaces in an ergodic setting. 
Her Fields Medal was presented by the International Mathematical Union on Aug. 13, 2014 at the International Congress of Mathematicians, held this year in Seoul, South Korea.
       Maryam Mirzakhani was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran. She went to high school in Tehran at Farzanegan, National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET). She competed and was recognized internationally for her math skills, receiving gold medals at both the 1994 International Mathematical Olympiad (Hong Kong) and the 1995 International Mathematical Olympiad (Toronto), where she was the first Iranian student to finish with a perfect score. Later she was granted an IPM fellowship, Tehran, 1995-99, to earn a BSc in mathematics (1999) from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and to publish: Maryam Mirzakhani, Elementary number theory, challenging problems (Farsi), Roya Beheshti, Fatemi Publishers, Tehran, Iran, 1999.
       Then Maryam went to the United States for graduate work, earning a PhD from Harvard University (2004), where she worked under the supervision of the Fields Medalist Curtis McMullen. She was also a 2004 research fellow of the Clay Mathematics Institute and a professor at Princeton University, USA.

Mirzakhani’s most recent publications

Zbl 1270.30014 Mirzakhani, Maryam
Growth of Weil-Petersson volumes and random hyperbolic surface of large genus. J. Differ. Geom. 94, No. 2, 267-300 (2013). MSC2000: *30F60 32G15
Zbl 1246.37009 Athreya, Jayadev; Bufetov, Alexander; Eskin, Alex; Mirzakhani, Maryam, Lattice point asymptotics and volume growth on Teichmüller space. Duke Math. J. 161, No. 6, 1055-1111 (2012). MSC2000: *37A25 30F60, Reviewer: Alastair Fletcher (Coventry)
Zbl 1219.37006 Eskin, Alex; Mirzakhani, Maryam
Counting closed geodesics in moduli space. J. Mod. Dyn. 5, No. 1, 71-105 (2011). MSC2000: *37A25 30F60
Zbl 1189.30087 Mirzakhani, Maryam
Ergodic theory of the earthquake flow. Int. Math. Res. Not. 2008, Article ID rnm116, 39 p. (2008). MSC2000: *30F60 30F30 30F45, Reviewer: Yuliang Shen (Suzhou)
Zbl 1177.37036 Mirzakhani, Maryam
Growth of the number of simple closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces. Ann. Math. (2) 168, No. 1, 97-125 (2008). MSC2000: *37D40 53C22 32G15, Reviewer: Jacques Franchi (Strasbourg)
Zbl 1160.37006 Lindenstrauss, Elon; Mirzakhani, Maryam
Ergodic theory of the space of measured laminations. Int. Math. Res. Not. 2008, Article ID rnm126, 49 p. (2008). MSC2000: *37C40 37D40, Reviewer: Alexander Kachurovskij (Novosibirsk)


International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2010, Hyderabad, India

Last year the  ICM , which is the most prestigious and most traditional event in mathematics, took place in Hyderabad, India. About 3,000 mathematicians attended. At its opening ceremony, the Fields Medals were awarded; maths’ most coveted prize. And the event has a history going back to 1897. No other scientific discipline has an event as big and with as much historic resonance.The purpose of the ICM – which in its postwar period has taken place every four years since 1950 –  is to present a summary of recent achievements and to set the agenda of where the subject is going.
The winners of  the year 2010 Fields Medals were

Ngo Bau Chau, Vietnam
Elom Lindenstrauss, Israel
Stanislav Smirnov, Russia
Cédric Villani, France

Lindenstrauss, Ngo, Smirnov, Villani

A woman has never won a Fields Medal. But apparently this is changing. For a start, the ICM  announced in Hyderabad that it has elected a woman president for the first time in its history: Ingrid Daubechies (Belgian), aged 56, a world star in wavelet  analysis.



SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering

Sponsored by the
SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering.

November 21-22 , 2008
The Heldrich Hotel
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rene Carmona, Princeton University (Co-chair)
Alexander Eydeland, Morgan Stanley
Paul M.N. Feehan, Rutgers University (Co-chair and Local Organizer)
Jean-Pierre Fouque, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Glasserman, Columbia University
Halil Mete Soner, Sabanci University, Turkey
Agnes Sulem-Bialobroda, INRIA, France
Thaleia Zariphopoulou, The University of Texas at Austin


Workshop on Recent Advances in Risk Management and Numerical Methods in Finance
24 Nov 2008 -> 26 Nov 2008; Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract: The workshop will address risk management, with an emphasis on risk measure, credit risk, liquidity and risk the computational challenges facing the modern developments in quantitative finance such that numerical problems arising from the discretization of backward stochastic differential equations, solving optimization problems in high dimension, etc.

Topics: Risk management, Numerical Methods in Finance