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Professor Maryam Mirzakhani is the recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. She is the first woman in the prize's 80-year history to earn the distinction. The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement. (Photo by Courtesy: Maryam Mirzakhani/Corbis via Getty Images)

Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to win Math's top prize, has died

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford University professor who in 2014 became the first and to date only woman to win...

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VIDEO: NASA releases new Pluto flyover animation

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