``Women in Mathematics Day'' is observed annually on May 12th to mark the anniversary of the eminent female mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani's birth. She was an Iranian Mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. She was one of the world’s leading experts in geometry and dynamical systems. In 2014, she was awarded the Fields Medal for her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces, becoming the first woman to be recognized for her mathematical achievements by this top mathematical prize.
The goal of the day is to inspire women everywhere to celebrate their achievements in mathematics as well as to raise awareness of the value of mathematics. The day also highlights the advances and breakthroughs in the subject.
Department of Mathematics, Academic block 1, Manipal Institute of Technology
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India