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The Maryam Mirzakhani Lectures
This invited address was established by the AMS Council in 2018 to honor Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Maryam Mirzakhani

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The AMS Council established this Lecture in 2018 to honor Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), the first woman and the first Iranian to win a Fields Medal. Mirzakhani was a professor at Stanford University and a highly original mathematician who made a host of striking and influential contributions to hyperbolic geometry, complex analysis, topology, and dynamics.

Next Lecture

January 2025, Seattle, WA, Alexander Wright, University of Michigan, To be announced.

Past Lectures

January 2024, San Francisco, CA, Melanie Matchett Wood, Harvard University, An Application of Probability Theory for Group to 3-Dimensional Manifolds .

January 2023, Boston, MA, Ling Long, Louisiana State University, A stroll in the garden of hypergeometric functions.

April 2022, Virtual, Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mixing surfaces, algebra, and geometry.

January 2021, Virtual, Ciprian Manolescu, Stanford University, Khovanov homology and surfaces in four-manifolds

January 2020,  Denver, CO, Tatiana Toro, University of Washington, Differential operators and the geometry of domains in Euclidean space - 2020 Flyer