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Condolence Message from the Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs for the Demise of Professor Maryam Mirza Khani;

I remember, it was the same time of year in 2014, when it was announced that Maryam Mirzakhani, one of my university comrades, was awarded with the Fields Medal, which is valid award and is regarded as equal of Nobel Prize only for mathematicians.

Then, we were really happy and felt proud, especially the old and new students of Sharif University, who congratulated their classmate and friend in any way possible. As a lifelong Sharif student and not as the vice president of Iran, I wrote a letter to her, appreciating her work and achievement.

We all knew that she is a wise and serious girl and studies all the time, working of complicated equations. A few years later, we were glad that she survival a deadly car crash. However, we were sad for the death of other friends who died sooner than expected. Now, they said she could not defeat cancer and joined our other friends who died on that bus. Death is inevitable and we cannot do anything but to accept it. "We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”. A long life is a gift from God, which is not given to everyone. However, fortunate are those who had a blessed life filled with valuable meanings.

While the life of Maryam Mirzakhani was not that long, she was able to introduce her country in the field of science progress and presented Sharif University to prominent scientists and mathematicians of the world. Today, the death of Maryam Mirzakhani upset all of us, as I saw that in all of the society members of Iran. Our people are always grateful and pay attention to the artists and scientists of this country.

I saw many notes and poems written for her appreciation. We have noble people, which is a great encouragement for those who are working and have great ideas for their future and do anything for scientific and technological development of the country.

Our people commemorated the name of Maryam Mirzakhani with devotion and friendship, and they showed that they have recognized the value of work of this professor, which will never be forgotten. She paid her dues to Iran and even from thousands of kilometers away tried to affirm the Iranian identity of her daughter. While honoring the scientific services of this famous Iranian scientist, we ask God to give her eternal comfort. I express my condolences to all Iranians, especially the science community of Iran, and I hope that God gives strength to the family of the diseased.


Sorena Sattari

12:24 - 15/07/2017    /    Number : 25583    /    Show Count : 85


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