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First female winner for Fields maths medal - BBC News, 13 August 2014
By: Jonathan Webb
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as "long overdue", Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry.