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 handed a hundred, with 104 nations from all continents. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the IMO offers an incredible chance to appear again during the last 5 a long time and to check its improvement to develop into a world occasion. This ebook is a document concerning the fiftieth IMO in addition to the IMO background. loads of information approximately all of the 50 IMOs are incorporated. 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 determine that a number of the world’s top learn mathematicians have been one of the such a lot profitable IMO members of their formative years. Six of them gave shows at a different get together: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This ebook is geared toward scholars within the IMO age crew and all those that have curiosity during this all over the world major pageant for high school students.

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Each problem will be allocated a score out of a maximum of seven points. 2. Prior to coordination, Contestants’ solutions will be assessed by Leaders and Deputy Leaders in accor-dance with the marking schemes prepared under the direction of the Chief Coordinator appointed by Bildung und Begabung and discussed and agreed upon at the meeting of the Jury. 3. Each coordination session will involve two Coordinators provided by Bildung und Begabung and repre-sentatives of the relevant country. Two representatives, normally the Leader and Deputy Leader, are permitted to participate actively in any one session.

If the Leader and the Coordinators fail to agree on a score for a Contestant, the matter will first be referred to the head Coordinator (Problem Captain) for that problem. If there is still no agreement, the matter will be referred to the Chief Coordinator. If the Leader and Chief Coordinator then fail to agree on a score, the Chief Coordinator will report the matter to the Jury with a recommendation as to what the score should be. The Jury will then determine the score. 5. If, during a coordination session, the designated Coordinators consider that an irregularity may have occurred, they will immediately refer the matter to the Chief Coordinator.

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