## How Mathematical Objects Are like People and Other Mysteries of Intersection Theory

A Q&A with Hannah Larson, a recipient of the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

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**Rachel Crowell** is a Midwest-based writer covering science and mathematics. Follow Crowell on Twitter @writesRCrowell Credit: Nick Higgins

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A Q&A with Hannah Larson, a recipient of the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

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