British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust

Current events:
12–23 July: IMO 2017
(see full calendar for more)

Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad

(19 July 2017)

The IMO 2017 papers were sat on 18 and 19 July in Brazil; the problems are available. The problems were submitted by South Africa, Albania, Austria, Luxembourg, Russia and the USA respectively.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(16 July 2017)

The UK has won the 10th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of yesterday’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Itaipava; the results for the two teams were as follows, with the UK scoring a total of 83 and Australia scoring a total of 63:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Joe Benton 76215
UNK2Rosie Cates 77014
UNK3Jacob Coxon 77014
UNK4Neel Nanda 77216
UNK5Alexander Song6208
UNK6Harvey Yau 77216
AUS1James Bang 77014
AUS2Matthew Cheah 73010
AUS3Linus Cooper 0707
AUS4William Hu 2327
AUS5Hadyn Tang 2529
AUS6Guowen Zhang 77216

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(31 May 2017)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 27–31 May, the team of six for the IMO in Brazil has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Neel NandaLatymer School
Alexander SongWestminster School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserves are:

NameSchool
Sam Bealing (first reserve)Bridgewater High School
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Naomi WeiCity of London Girls’ School

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the Technion. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 12–23 July.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(19 May 2017)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Dominic Rowland’s report on the 2017 olympiad.

(6 May 2017)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Ohrid, Macedonia have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 39 for gold, 31 for silver and 16 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Hugo Aaronson 10 010 3 23Bronze Medal
Sam Bealing 101010 0 30Bronze Medal
Emily Beatty 10 010 1 21Bronze Medal
Thomas Pycroft 2 0 0 0 2
Yuta Tsuchiya 5 0 0 0 5
Naomi Wei 210 5 0 17Bronze Medal

Sam has been added to the squad of ten from which the team of six and four reserves for the IMO in Brazil will be selected at the Tonbridge camp.

(10 April 2017)

The UK team in the sixth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming equal 8th out of 44 participating teams (equal 6th out of 33 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 30 for gold, 19 for silver and 11 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Rosie Cates 7 7 6 7 7 7 41Gold Medal
Melissa Quail 7 3 0 0 0 3 13Bronze Medal
Alevtina Studenikina 7 2 0 0 4 0 13Bronze Medal
Naomi Wei 7 0 1 7 1 0 16Bronze Medal

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(9 April 2017)

The problems from the second paper at the sixth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Zürich, are now available. The problems were submitted by Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Luxembourg respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(8 April 2017)

The problems from the first paper at the sixth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Zürich, are now available. The problems were submitted by Israel, the Netherlands and Hungary respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(3 April 2017)

The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Ohrid, Macedonia from 2–7 May. The Team Leader is Dominic Rowland (Winchester College) and the Deputy Leader is Jill Parker, formerly of the University of Bath; Dr Gerry Leversha, formerly of St Paul’s School, will be Observer with Leader. After the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge, 30 March–3 April, the team has been selected as follows.

NameSchool
Hugo AaronsonSt Paul’s School
Sam BealingBridgewater High School
Emily BeattyKing Edward VII School
Thomas PycroftWhitchurch High School
Yuta TsuchiyaQueen Elizabeth’s School
Naomi WeiCity of London Girls’ School

(3 April 2017)

At the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 30 March to 3 April, the squad of nine from which the team of six and three reserves for the IMO in Brazil will be selected has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Neel NandaLatymer School
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Alexander SongWestminster School
Naomi WeiCity of London Girls’ School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the Technion. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 12–23 July. The final team will be selected at the Tonbridge training camp held 27–31 May.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(15 March 2017)

The Romanian Master of Mathematics information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on RMM 2017.

(26 February 2017)

The UK team in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have achieved the following results, coming 2nd out of 19 teams in the team competition (determined by the sum of the top three scores from each team as per the competition rules). The medal boundaries are 32 for gold, 24 for silver and 18 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 6 7 7 7 034Gold Medal
Rosie Cates 7 0 0 3 7 017Honourable Mention
Neel Nanda 7 7 2 7 7 030Silver Medal
Thomas Read 7 0 0 7 7 021Bronze Medal
Alexander Song 7 0 0 3 1 112Honourable Mention
Harvey Yau 7 7 7 7 7 035Gold Medal

(25 February 2017)

The problems (day 1, day 2) from this year’s Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, sat yesterday and today, are now available

(10 February 2017)

The sixth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Zürich, Switzerland, 6–12 April. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Rosie CatesHills Road Sixth Form College
Melissa QuailLongsands Academy
Alevtina StudenikinaCheltenham Ladies’ College
Naomi WeiCity of London School for Girls

The reserve is Emily Beatty of King Edward VII School, Sheffield. The Team Leader is Jo Harbour of Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge and the Deputy Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England; Kasia Warburton (Trinity College, Cambridge) will be Observer with Contestants.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(8 February 2017)

The Christopher Bradley elegance prize is awarded to Harvey Yau (Ysgol Dyffryn Taf), for his solution of BMO2 problem 1.

(7 February 2017)

RIP Brian Wilson, BMOS volunteer, of RHBNC (now Royal Holloway University of London). Brian died on Saturday February 4th. He was a longstanding widely respected and much loved colleague who had an infectious smile and a profound commitment to mathematics and mathematics competitions.

Details of the time and place of Brian’s cremation on March 1st may be obtained on application to the chair of BMOS, Geoff Smith (G.C.Smith@bath.ac.uk).

(5 February 2017, late scores added 20 and 23 February, New Zealand scores added 9 March)

BMO Round 2 was marked in London on 4 February. Invitations to the Trinity training camp will be sent shortly to selected candidates eligible to represent the UK at the IMO, and details of marks will be sent to schools. The following candidates scored 21 or more out of 40. (Some candidates from other countries also sat the paper, with their scripts being marked using the same mark schemes, and high scores from those countries are also indicated below when available.)

Joe Benton40
Neel Nanda40
Thomas Read40
Harvey Yau40
Lee Kyung Chan39
Yuta Tsuchiya32
Zherui Xu32
Hugo Aaronson30
Rosie Cates30
Nathan Creighton30
Michael Ng30
Thomas Pycroft30
Naomi Wei30
Artem Baryshnikov29
Andrew Yian Chen (New Zealand)29
Jacob Coxon29
Sam Bealing28
Isuru Shavinda Jayasekera27
Chengran Yang27
Jacob Mair26
Alexander Song26
Alex Chen25
Zhuangfei Shang25
Alevtina Studenikina25
Benedict Randall Shaw24
Emily Beatty23
Yiannis Fam (New Zealand)23
Melissa Quail23
Matthew Richmond23
Lennie Wells23
Agnijo Banerjee22
Sithipont Cholsaipant22
Raymond Douglas22
Charlie Hu22
Stacey Wenting Tian (New Zealand)22
Bruce Xu22
Mengzhen Liu21
Sophie McInerney21
Matthew Penn21

(27 January 2017)

This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday.

(6 January 2017, staff updated 26 January)

The UK will compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition in 2017, to be held in Bucharest, 22–27 February. The Team Leader will be Dominic Yeo (Technion) and the Deputy Leader will be James Gazet (Eton College); Mary Teresa Fyfe (formerly of Hutchesons’ Grammar School) will be Observer with Contestants. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road Sixth Form College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Alexander SongWestminster School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserve will be Nathan Creighton (Mossbourne Community Academy).

(19 December 2016, New Zealand results added 22 December 2016)

BMO Round 1 was marked in Cambridge on 9–11 December. (Some candidates from other countries also sat the paper, with their scripts being marked using the same mark schemes, and high scores from those countries are also indicated below when available.) The following candidates scored 51 or more out of 60.

Joe Benton60
Alex Chen60
Neel Nanda60
Michael Ng60
Thomas Read60
Harvey Yau60
Dougie Dolleymore59
Eric Chen58
Hugo Aaronson57
Agnijo Banerjee57
Kyung Chan Lee56
Thomas Pycroft56
Zherui Xu54
Pino Cholsaipant53
Amelia Rout53
Zhuangfei Shang53
Rosie Cates52
Ryan Lee52
Protik Moulik52
John Bamford51
Sam Bealing51
Andrew Yian Chen (New Zealand)51
Nathan Creighton51
Weida Liao51
Alexander Song51
Roan Talbut51
Yicen Tian51
Shilin Wu51

(17 December 2016)

The following participants in the UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) scored 30 or more out of 50 and have been awarded book prizes.

Alevtina Studenikina44
Wendi Fan43
Phoebe Jackson42
Zijia (Emily) Li40
Katherine Horton39
Shuqi Huang39
Melissa Quail36
Georgina Lang35
Aalia Adam34
Louisa Cullen34
Hannah Erlebach34
Naomi Bazlov33
Fiona Wilson33
Emilia Feldman32
Niamh Lister32
Florence Miller32
Megumi Sano32
Andrea Sendula32
Naomi Wei32
Siana Zhekova32
Molly Barker31
Emma Brown31
Weida Liao31
Amelia Rout31
Alice Vaughan-Williams31
Kristina Buck30
Coral Dalitz30
Yilan (Ellen) Jiang30
Roan Talbut30
Chloe Thickett30
Ruihua Zhang30

(3 December 2016)

This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken yesterday; video solutions are temporarily available online. Production facilities for the video were donated by the University of Bath Audio Visual Unit.

(12 October 2016)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) paper was taken yesterday. Solutions are also available; these will be expanded after marking. The paper will be marked on the weekend of 22–23 October.

(6 October 2016)

The slides from Zuming Feng’s IMO lecture at the Science Museum are now available. A short version is available as well.