Category: Research Fellows
Affiliation: Stanford University
Maryam Mirzakhani received her PhD from Harvard University in 2004 under the supervision of Curtis T. McMullen. In her thesis she showed how to compute the Weil-Petersson volume of the moduli space of bordered Riemann surfaces. Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory and symplectic geometry. Maryam was appointed as a Clay Research Fellow for a term of four years beginning July 2004.
The 2014 Clay Research Award was made to Maryam for her many and significant contributions to geometry and ergodic theory, in particular to the proof of an analogue of Ratner’s theorem on unipotent flows for moduli of flat surfaces.