50th IMO - 50 years of International Mathematical Olympiads by Hans-Dietrich Gronau, Hanns-Heinrich Langmann, Dierk

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 partaking international locations passed a hundred, with 104 nations from all continents. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the IMO presents a great chance to appear again over the last 5 a long time and to study its improvement to turn into a global occasion. This ebook is a record in regards to the fiftieth IMO in addition to the IMO heritage. loads of facts approximately the entire 50 IMOs are integrated. We checklist the main profitable contestants, the result of the 50 Olympiads and the 112 nations that experience ever taken half. it's awesome to work out that a few of the world’s best learn mathematicians have been one of the so much profitable IMO members of their formative years. Six of them gave shows at a unique get together: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This publication is aimed toward scholars within the IMO age staff and all those that have curiosity during this around the world top festival for high school students.

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The Jury, Observers and any others who have sight of the problems and solutions before the examinations shall do their utmost to ensure that no Contestant has information, direct or indirect, about any proposed problem. They must also ensure that all Contest problems and solutions are kept strictly confidential until after the entire Contest has finished. They are barred, from the moment of their arrival in Bremen until the time of conclusion of the second examination, from having any external communication with Contestants, Deputy Leaders and accompanying Observers.

1. The Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants acknowledge that these Regulations and the documents referred to herein, constitute their entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous discussions or representations made by or on the behalf of Bildung und Begabung in respect of the IMO 2009. 9. 1. In these Regulations, "force majeure" shall mean any cause preventing Bildung und Begabung from performing any or all of its obligations which arises from or is attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond the reasonable control of the party so prevented including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the party so prevented or of any other party), act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, earthquake, typhoon, fire, flood, storm, or default of suppliers or sub-contractors.

2. The proposals should, as far as possible, cover various fields of pre-university mathematics and be of varying degrees of difficulty. They should be new and may not have been suggested for or used in any other Mathematics competition. 3. The proposals must only be written in English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. The proposals and solutions should be accompanied by their English versions. 5. 1. The contest element of the IMO 2009 (the "Contest") will take place in Bremen on July 15 and 16, 2009, under the direction of the Chief Invigilator appointed by Bildung und Begabung.

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