Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of geometry. Mirzakhani is best known for her work on the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, which she developed in her 2013 paper “Growth of Weil-Petersson Volumes and Random Walks.”

Mirzakhani was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran. She attended the Sharif University of Technology, where she studied mathematics. Mirzakhani graduated from the school in 1999 with a degree in mathematics.

Mirzakhani made significant contributions to the field of geometry. In 2004, she published her work on the hyperbolic geometry of curves, which showed that the moduli space of Riemann surfaces has a rich structure. Mirzakhani also made important contributions to the field of topology.

Mirzakhani died in 2017 in Tehran, Iran. In 2018, she was posthumously awarded the Fields Medal.