Professor Maryam Mirzakhani is among eleven Stanford faculty members who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), whose members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.
In addition to her latest recognition, Professor Mirzakhani was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in May, 2016 and received the Fields Medal (considered the highest honor in Mathematics) in August, 2014.
The new AAAS class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The AAAS was founded in 1780 and is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. The Academy’s work is advanced by its elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs from around the world.