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10 Most Famous Female Mathematicians in the 21st Century

1. Maryam Mirzakhani

The top spot among the 10 most famous female mathematicians in the 21st century deservedly goes to Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian expat currently working as a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Mirzakhani was the first women ever to win Fields Medal, AKA the mathematician’s “Nobel Prize,” in 2014.