By Hans-Dietrich Gronau, Hanns-Heinrich Langmann, Dierk Schleicher
In July 2009 Germany hosted the fiftieth foreign Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). For the first actual time the variety of engaging international locations handed a hundred, with 104 international locations from all continents. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the IMO presents a great chance to seem again over the last 5 a long time and to check its improvement to turn into a world occasion. This booklet is a document concerning the fiftieth IMO in addition to the IMO historical past. loads of facts approximately all of the 50 IMOs are incorporated. We record the main profitable contestants, the result of the 50 Olympiads and the 112 international locations that experience ever taken half. it's remarkable to determine that a number of the world’s best learn mathematicians have been one of the so much profitable IMO contributors of their early life. Six of them gave displays at a distinct get together: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This publication is geared toward scholars within the IMO age team and all those that have curiosity during this around the world best pageant for high school students.
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The design of the poster of the 50th IMO is an artist’s version of a map produced by the German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1821. Gauss’ interests relate intrinsic properties of geometry with very practical aspects of numerical calculations and properties of land surveying. Among mathematicians, Gauss is best known for his fundamental contributions to many areas of mathematics. But he was also a leading physicist (working especially on magnetism) and astronomer (he became particularly famous for his determination of the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres).
Special prizes may be awarded for solutions considered outstanding by the Jury. Proposals for such special prizes will be put forward by the Chief Coordinator. 8. The prizes will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony. Each Contestant who has not received a first, second or third prize will receive a Certificate of Honourable Mention if he/she has received seven points for the solution of at least one problem. 9. Each Contestant will receive a Certificate of Participation. 6. 1. The "Jury" will consist of all Leaders, together with a Chairman.
50th IMO - 50 years of International Mathematical Olympiads by Hans-Dietrich Gronau, Hanns-Heinrich Langmann, Dierk Schleicher