50th IMO - 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads

by Hans-Dietrich Gronau, Hanns-Heinrich Langmann,

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  • 3642145655
  • 9783642145643
  • 9783642145650
In July 2009 Germany hosted the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). For the very first time the number of participating countries exceeded 100, with 104 countries from all continents. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the IMO provides an ideal opportunity to look back over the past five decades and to review its development to become a worldwide event. This book is a report about the 50th IMO as well as the IMO history. A lot of data about all the 50 IMOs are included. We list the most successful contestants, the results of the 50 Olympiads and the 112 countries that have ever taken part. It is impressive to see that many of the world’s leading research mathematicians were among the most successful IMO participants in their youth. Six of them gave presentations at a special celebration: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This book is aimed at students in the IMO age group and all those who have interest in this worldwide leading competition for highschool students.
  • Springer Berlin Heidelberg; January 2011
  • ISBN: 9783642145650
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  • Title: 50th IMO - 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads
  • Author: Hans-Dietrich Gronau (ed.); Hanns-Heinrich Langmann (ed.); Dierk Schleicher (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 3642145655
  • 9783642145643
  • 9783642145650

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From the reviews:

“50th IMO – 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympia is a pleasant, entertaining, and informative volume. This lovely book ‘is aimed at students in the IMO age group and seeks to demonstrate that mathematics is an active and lively subject, thousands of years old and yet young and fresh, as ever’ … . the book will be enjoyed by a wider audience. … a beautiful book and a very interesting read for every one who is interested in mathematics and the IMOs – even if marginally.” (Alex Bogomolny, The Mathematical Association of America, April, 2011)

About The Author

Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Gronau is Professor of Mathematics at Rostock University, Rostock Dipl.Math. Hanns-Heinrich Langmann is a member of Bildung & Begabung e.V., Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik, Bonn Prof. Dr. Dierk Schleicher ist Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University, Bremen