If you had any doubts about whether or not women can absolutely own the STEM fields, let Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani dispel them for you.
The Stanford professor, a widely-respected pioneer on “dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces,” made history in a major way on Tuesday by becoming the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal: the highest international prize in mathematics, and sometimes thought of as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.”
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The separation wall, Bethlehem, Palestine.
She can’t hide her emotions. But is that even possible?…So what can you say about Vika? We used to talk to her about that all the time, for not being able to contain her emotions in the gym. When she can’t get a skill, she sits down on the bench with a crash. Gets mad, jumpy. That happens less now, but she hasn’t been able to become completely calm. - Vera Kolesnikova, on her daughter Viktoria Komova
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The best part about the Simpsons was it was written all by educated men that wanted to be comedians but saw things wrong with the world and wanted change.
Sometimes I think we don’t give enough credit to the act of killing off our old dreams.
This isn’t letting go of dreams as a manner of giving up—this is relinquishing the hold that toxic thoughts have on us.
This is a sweet death.
This is walking through all the campuses…