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The Legacy of Iranian Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Clip: 03/18/2021 | 2m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman, as well as the first Iranian, to be awarded a Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics, in 2014. Mirzakhani, who died at 40 from breast cancer in 2017, is the focus of a new biopic, "Secrets of the Surface." Her lifelong friend, math professor Roya Beheshti, speaks with Christiane about Mirzakhani’s legacy and her beautiful mind.

Aired: 03/18/21

Rating: NR

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