Secrets of the surface, the mathematical vision of Maryam Mirzakhani, a film by George Csicsery ; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute presents ; a production of Zala films

Secrets of the surface, the mathematical vision of Maryam Mirzakhani, a film by George Csicsery ; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute presents ; a production of Zala films

Language

eng

Characteristic

videorecording

Main title

Secrets of the surface

Medium

videorecording

Oclc number

1139710247

Responsibility statement

a film by George Csicsery ; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute presents ; a production of Zala films

Runtime

60

Sub title

the mathematical vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Summary

"Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, Secrets of the surface: the mathematical vision of Maryam Mirzakhani examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, and Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. In 2014 she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored by mathematics' highest prize, the Fields Medal. Mirzakhani's contributions are explained by leading mathematicians and illustrated by animated sequences. Her mathematical colleagues from around the world, as well as former teachers, classmates, and students in Iran today, convey the deep impact of her achievements. The path of her education, success on Iran's math olympiad team, and her brilliant work, make Mirzakhani an ideal role model for girls looking toward careers in science and mathematics"--Container