The USA Team has won this year’s International Mathematics Olympiad. It is an extremely challenging set of six questions split into two 4.5 hour batches over two days.
The next positions in the team competition were taken by Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, North Korea, Russia, UK, Hong Kong, and Japan. The story image has a snapshot of the team results.
Two Americans were among the six individuals to make perfect scores in the competition, along with three contestants from Korea and one from China. The individual results are here.
Huge Congratulations to Team USA for this remarkable performance!
This is a repeat of last year’s winning performance, which was considered a true breakthrough after 20 years without a win. The USA team was not very competitive for a long stretch in this time frame.
Last year, the White House made an official congratulations to the team in this form.
And the whole team was invited to visit the White House this year on Pi Day = March 14.
This year Chief Data Scientist and resident mathematician DJ Patil is inviting the winning U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team, including its coach, Carnegie Mellon University's Po-Shen Loh, to the White House to honor their achievement.
“This Pi Day we want to recognize the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s young people, who will be the next leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The U.S. IMO team represents the phenomenal depth of mathematical talent we have in the United States and we want more to follow in their footsteps,” Patil said.
Six American high schoolers competed at the 2015 IMO for the first-place trophy against peers from more than 100 countries in the “hardest exam in the history of the IMO,” said Loh, mathematical sciences professor at Carnegie Mellon and a member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
I hope they will get another hearty official congratulations this year.
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