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Camera as Witness Stanford Arts presents the REFLECTIONS series celebrating the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
co-presented with Bechtel International Center, The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Persian Student Association, Stanford Department of Mathematics and Stanford Film Society
SECRETS OF THE SURFACE: THE MATHEMATICAL VISION OF MARYAM MIRZAKHANI
(60 min) Iran/US
Director/Producer: George Csicsery
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, an 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 in the film 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
Please join us for a conversation with the filmmaker George Csicsery, student inventor Tahoura Nedaee and postdoctoral scholar, Department of Mathematics, Maddie Weinstein, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Arts Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.
FREE and open to the general public.