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Maryna Viazovska, a mathematician from Ukraine, is now just the second woman to be awarded the coveted Fields Medal.
She received what is frequently referred to as the Nobel Prize for mathematics for her work on a 400-year-old spherical packing puzzle.
At a ceremony in Helsinki, the 37-year-old professor earned the honor alongside three other awardees.
I’m only the second lady, and I feel sad about it, she remarked.
“What matters, but even so? I’m not sure. In the future, I hope it will change.”
The medal is given to exceptional mathematicians under the age of 40 every four years.
Professor Viazovsk expressed her gratitude to those suffering in her war-torn nation after receiving the honor by stating that the February invasion of Ukraine by Russia “changed my life forever.”
When Russian troops invaded Ukraine, her parents and sisters were residing in Kyiv, the nation’s capital.
In a video played at the ceremony, she remarked, “When the conflict started, I could not think about anything else, especially mathematics.”
She now lives with her family in Switzerland, where she works at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, after they were evacuated from Kyiv.
The heaviest price is currently being paid by Ukrainians for their freedom and convictions, she continued.
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani received the Fields medal in 2014, making her the only woman to do so in the award’s 86-year history.

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