Iranian Wins EMS Prize

Iranian Wins EMS PrizeIranian Wins EMS Prize

Iranian mathematician Sara Zahedi was awarded the prestigious European Mathematical Society Prize at the 7th European Mathematicians Congress held in Berlin on July 18-22. One of 10 recipients aged 35 and below, Zahedi, 34, was the only woman to win one of this year’s prizes. She is also one of the total nine female recipients since the EMS prize was established in 1992. EMS is the highest honor for young European mathematicians awarded once every four years, IRNA reported. The award comprises a certificate including a citation and a cash prize of $5,500. The young Iranian mathematician has been working at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, as associate professor. She was recognized for her efforts to improve computer simulations of the behavior of fluids that do not mix.