Gifs That Teach You Science Concepts (via *From Quarks to Quasars*)

Gifs That Teach You Science Concepts (via *From Quarks to Quasars*)

## Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhaniis the first woman to ever win theFields Medal– known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition ofher contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.

**Congrats! **(Also, of course, for her fellow winners: *Artur Avila*, *Manjul Bhargava* and *Martin Hairer*)

Some extra info:

*Iranian woman wins maths’ top prize, the Fields medal*(New Scientist)*A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces*(Quantum Magazine)*Maryam Mirzakhani: ‘The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got’*(The Guardian)- Top Mathematics Prize Awarded to a Woman for First Time (Time)
- A 2008 interview (PDF)
*Maryam Mirzakhani*(Wikipedia entry)

And a nice photo drawn from the **Quantum Magazine** article linked above:

**Some brain fitness** (clic). When you’re done with them. try the “*Famous Math Problems*" from **WolframAlpha.com**, and then, if you feel strong, go to this wikipedia entry: *List of unsolved problems in mathematics*. Good luck!

Sorry for this one, don’t blame me, today I could not avoid one of these.

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Another clever Google doodle, today commemorating *John Venn’s 180th Birthday*, known for introducing **the Venn diagram**. Cool.

**h/t** (and image source): *Google’s Venn diagram doodle is where logic and whimsy intersect* (engadget.com).

**Smith Chart** visual representation of interaction between resistive and reactive components.

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