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Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

news.stanford.edu — Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.

Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

news.stanford.edu — August 12, 2014 Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal - known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" - in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces. By Bjorn Carey Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics.

Stanford biologist explains science of origin stories of Captain America and the Incredible Hulk

news.stanford.edu — In the colorful pages of comic books, a swig of an experimental elixir or accidental exposure to a ridiculous amount of radiation can turn a mere mortal into a super-being. The comics and movies gloss over some of the scientific principles of how these processes turned normal humans into Captain America and the Incredible Hulk, but Sebastian Alvarado, a postdoctoral research fellow in biology at Stanford, has a few ideas.

Scientists at Stanford identify body language tied to creativity, learning

news.stanford.edu — Courtesy mediaX at Stanford The ability to quickly scan another person's body language or expression to get a quick read on what they're thinking or feeling is a handy trick that most humans possess. Show up late for dinner, and all it takes is a glance of your mother's body language to know that you're in trouble.

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

news.stanford.edu — July 24, 2014 Stanford Biology Professor Rodolfo Dirzo and his colleagues warn that this "defaunation" could have harmful downstream effects on human health. By Bjorn Carey The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life.

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

news.stanford.edu — Claudia Paulussen/ Shutterstock The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.

Glasses That Make Beer Taste Better

popsci.com — "What's your recommended glassware for an IPA?"

Stanford bioengineers improve upon football mouthguard that senses head impacts

news.stanford.edu — L.A. Cicero The debilitating effects of repeated concussions on NFL players have been well documented. What scientists still don't clearly know is whether those injuries are the result of thousands of tiny impacts, or singular, crushing blows to the brain.

Stanford scientists develop computer model to examine fate of indigenous peoples

news.stanford.edu — Courtesy Iwamura et al. Play animation A computer model simulates the expansion of cultivated areas to reach a stable state. Color of the cell represents type of land cover: green, forest; yellow, grassland; blue, water; pink, cultivated land.

Coral reefs provide protection from storms and rising sea levels, Stanford research finds

news.stanford.edu — May 13, 2014 By breaking up waves, coral reefs protect an estimated 200 million people from natural disasters and rising sea levels. The findings could help focus coral conservation efforts to high-risk areas. By Bjorn Carey Coral reefs are widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, diverse and delicate ecosystems on the planet.
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