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August 13, 2014

High hopes and racing hearts.
Visual diary above by Caitlin H. Plus written entries from:
Britney
I want a blunt and interesting presence. Read More »
Marah
Life in Damascus and life in Ghouta, my hometown, are as different as heaven and hell. Read More »
Lilly
Tomorrow night, I’ll lace up my cleats and step onto the field for the first time. Read More »
Ananda

The outside world just feels like too much to handle sometimes. Read More »

August 13, 2014

High hopes and racing hearts.

Visual diary above by Caitlin H. Plus written entries from:

Britney

I want a blunt and interesting presence. Read More »

Marah

Life in Damascus and life in Ghouta, my hometown, are as different as heaven and hell. Read More »

Lilly

Tomorrow night, I’ll lace up my cleats and step onto the field for the first time. Read More »

Ananda

The outside world just feels like too much to handle sometimes. Read More »

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Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comes

If we could all agree
To letting our souls become free
Of that sweet bitterness
Then who’s chest would have the most seeds?

- Hazel

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newsweek:

Since its inception in 1936, the Fields Medal has been awarded to 52 of the most exceptional mathematicians in the world under the age of 40. For the first time, that award has gone to a woman: Maryam Mirzakhani, 37, an Iranian-born mathematician who works at Stanford.
She shared the prize — the highest honor in mathematics — with Martin Hairer, 38, of the University of Warwick, England; Manjul Bhargava, 40, of Princeton; and Arthur Avila, 35, of the National Center for Scientific Research, France.
According to The New York Times, 70% of doctoral degrees in math are awarded to males, making the award to Mirzakhani especially noteworthy. In the related field of physics, only two women have ever won the Nobel Prize. Only one has won in economics.
The Fields was presented by the International Congress of Mathematicians to this year’s four winners in a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday.
Mirzakhani’s research focuses on “understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces, such as spheres, the surfaces of doughnuts and of hyperbolic objects,” according to a Stanford release. A text provided by the ICM further explains that she works on so-called Riemann surfaces and their deformations. The ICM praised her for “strong geometric intuition.”
A Huge First For Women: Female Mathematician Wins Fields Medal

heroine 
-naomi

newsweek:

Since its inception in 1936, the Fields Medal has been awarded to 52 of the most exceptional mathematicians in the world under the age of 40. For the first time, that award has gone to a woman: Maryam Mirzakhani, 37, an Iranian-born mathematician who works at Stanford.

She shared the prize — the highest honor in mathematics — with Martin Hairer, 38, of the University of Warwick, England; Manjul Bhargava, 40, of Princeton; and Arthur Avila, 35, of the National Center for Scientific Research, France.

According to The New York Times, 70% of doctoral degrees in math are awarded to males, making the award to Mirzakhani especially noteworthy. In the related field of physics, only two women have ever won the Nobel Prize. Only one has won in economics.

The Fields was presented by the International Congress of Mathematicians to this year’s four winners in a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday.

Mirzakhani’s research focuses on “understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces, such as spheres, the surfaces of doughnuts and of hyperbolic objects,” according to a Stanford release. A text provided by the ICM further explains that she works on so-called Riemann surfaces and their deformations. The ICM praised her for “strong geometric intuition.”

A Huge First For Women: Female Mathematician Wins Fields Medal

heroine 

-naomi

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