Tributes paid to ‘shining light’ Maryam Mirzakhani

FROM: ICM2018 WEBSITE  There is a classic geometric problem, put forward by Ernst Strauss in the 1950s, called the Illumination problem.  In it, he asked if a room with mirrored walls can always be illuminated by a single point light source, allowing for the repeated reflection of light off the mirrored walls.  Or in other words, can there be a room shape constructed which would leave any point in darkness? Maryam Mirzakhani devoted her life to solving equations such us these and her brilliant and…

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