Maryam Mirzakhani Day: Women in Mathematics Film Screening (Online)

  • Date: 05/12/2020
Location: 

Online

Topic: 

Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Description: 

Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. In 2014, she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honoured by mathematics' highest prize, the Fields Medal. Mirzakhani's contributions are explained by leading mathematicians and illustrated by animated sequences. Her mathematical colleagues from around the world, as well as former teachers, classmates, and students in Iran today, convey the deep impact of her achievements. The path of her education, success on Iran's Math Olympiad team, and her brilliant work, make Mirzakhani an ideal role model for girls looking toward careers in science and mathematics."-George Csicsery, Director.

 

This event is hosted by PIMS- UBC Math Department

Other Information: 

The screening of the film starts at 3 pm. The film is 59 minutes in length. After the film, please feel free to join in our Zoom Breakout rooms where you can post comments about the film.

 

To attend this meeting, please email the organizers here or here.