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First woman to win the fields medal, Maryam Mirzakhani, dies at the age of 40. Watch

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    Most people won't appreciate who she was or what she does but I am shocked ,pretty sad .
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40617094
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    Cancer is such a horrible thing
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    Rest in piece to my fellow Persian
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    I am surprised people have actually heard of her .
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    I am surprised people have actually heard of her .
    Of course they have, she's a celebrity within the Mathematics field.
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    Of course they have, she's a celebrity within the Mathematics field.
    I am thinking in terms of the general public.
    I would not think someone on TSR would have heard of her,since her field of work is not necessarily a hot topic on TSR threads.
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    I am thinking in terms of the general public.
    I would not think someone on TSR would have heard of her,since her field of work is not necessarily a hot topic on TSR threads.
    The general public have heard of few academics unless they are on TV a lot, i.e. Brian Cox..
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    The general public have heard of few academics unless they are on TV a lot, i.e. Brian Cox..
    You mean *not have heard
    I know,I would consider TSR to be general public.
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    Most people won't appreciate who she was or what she does but I am shocked ,pretty sad .
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40617094
    Damn you cancer.

    Such a shame
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    You mean *not have heard
    I know,I would consider TSR to be general public.
    Yeah, that's what I mean, haha.. which is fine because you cannot really expect the general public (i.e. anyone outside of Maths) to really appreciate her work because most would not even begin to grasp it, haha.
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    Yeah, that's what I mean, haha.. which is fine because you cannot really expect the general public (i.e. anyone outside of Maths) to really appreciate her work because most would not even begin to grasp it, haha.
    For me,if the Iranian government wants to honour her,it should remove the stupid mandatory hijab rule and ensure there are equal opportunities for women in academia and government,which at the moment it is not.
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    .روحش شاد‎‎
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    Most people won't appreciate who she was or what she does but I am shocked ,pretty sad .
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40617094
    Rest In Peace, great mathematician.

    The world of Mathematics will greatly miss your contribution to furthering the knowledge of all mankind.

    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
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    my inspiration for keeping maths to advanced higher level rip
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    For me,if the Iranian government wants to honour her,it should remove the stupid mandatory hijab rule and ensure there are equal opportunities for women in academia and government,which at the moment it is not.
    The hijab has nothing to do with opportunities in academia, the discrimination women face is the governments fault and has nothing to do with Islam.
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    (Original post by theoneandonlybob)
    The hijab has nothing to do with opportunities in academia, the discrimination women face is the governments fault and has nothing to do with Islam.
    I never said that,you are falsely missing up my arguments.
    I mentioned the hijab because the govt has no right to make such a law and the influence of religious conservatives is.one reason why many young people leave the country.
    Many young women wearing the hijab in a way that shows their hair , to flaunt the rules and show they don't care.
    We are going off topics,make a new thread for this if you want to discuss.
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    Most people won't appreciate who she was or what she does but I am shocked ,pretty sad .
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40617094
    Condolences to her family,
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    Most people won't appreciate who she was or what she does but I am shocked ,pretty sad .
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40617094
    My daughter told me about the fields medal - she is a Phd student.

    This is awfully young to die
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    Have removed pretty much most of the thread. Please do debate differing strands of discussions in dedicated threads, rather than hijacking someone else's thread. There's no real need for it.
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    Tragic news indeed, may she rest in peace

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    This is awfully young to die
    Still more tragic is that this appears to be becoming increasingly common, what with a higher proportion of relatively young people now developing/succumbing to such chronic/progressive/terminal conditions (e.g. cancer, and premature heart disease and dementia)

    Many health researchers, myself included, put this chiefly down to environmental/lifestyle factors (including/especially EMFs), although othis remains somewhat controversial. For me that is the most tragic part of all of this: that this suffering/these deaths can be avoided, in many cases, if only we refocus on true sustainable development. If we do not, then we will continue to be robbed of fine minds, far too young

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    Please do debate differing strands of discussions in dedicated threads, rather than hijacking someone else's thread
    Not sure who this is directed towards but naturally users are, just as they have always been, free to post constructive and on topic in any given thread, on any given day. This is an important part of the richness of the discourse on this site

    For the avoidance of doubt, and I should imagine someone who has been around almost as long as I have will appreciate this, threads do not belong to OPs, they belong to TSR's shareholders and are there to be engaged with by the TSR community

    Finally, I trust you will join with me in asserting that censorship, and not to mention trolling, defammation, and attempts at suppression/bullying of other members, have no place here and will absolutely not be tolerated. I for one will never be cowed by bigotry
 
 
 
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