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Screening of Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019

November 18, 2019 (05:15 PM PST - 06:15 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
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The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and George Csicsery have started production of a one-hour documentary film about a remarkable mathematician whose contributions were recognized with a Fields Medal just a few years before her untimely death.

The biographical film is about Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant woman, and Muslim immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. The story of her life will be complemented with sections about Mirzakhani’s mathematical contributions, as explained by colleagues and illustrated with animated sequences. Throughout, we will look for clues about the sources of Mirzakhani’s insights and creativity.

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