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    Posted: 15 August 2014 at 5:40pm
Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain.

It will go down in history as the moment one of the last bastions of male dominance fell. A woman has won the world's most prestigious mathematics prize for the first time since the award was established nearly 80 years ago.

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in California, was named the first female winner of the Fields Medal.
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