British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust

Coming events:
9–11 December: BMO Round 1 marking
(see full calendar for more)

Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad

(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.

(13 August 2016)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2016.

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

(28 July 2016)

A report on IMO 2016 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

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

(15 July 2016)

A press release (PDF, Word) about the UK performance at IMO 2016 is now available.

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

(14 July 2016)

The IMO papers were sat on 11 and 12 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained 2 Gold and 4 Silver medals and a score of 165 out of 252, coming 7th out of 109 participating countries. The medal boundaries were for 29 for Gold, 22 for Silver and 16 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 7 2 7 2 126Silver Medal
Jacob Coxon 7 1 0 6 7 324Silver Medal
Lawrence Hollom 7 7 0 7 3 024Silver Medal
Warren Li 7 7 2 7 7 333Gold Medal
Neel Nanda 7 7 0 7 2 730Gold Medal
Harvey Yau 0 7 0 7 7 728Silver Medal

The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Science Museum on Monday 26 September, when Dr Zuming Feng will give the 39th annual IMO lecture, on “From classroom to contest”.

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

(12 July 2016)

The IMO 2016 papers were sat on 11 and 12 July in Hong Kong; the problems (day 1, day 2) are available. The problems were submitted by Belgium, Australia, Russia, Luxembourg, Russia and the Czech Republic respectively.

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

(8 July 2016)

The UK has won the 9th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Tagaytay; the results for the two teams were as follows, with the UK scoring a total of 82 and Australia scoring a total of 74:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Joe Benton 74112
UNK2Jacob Coxon 7007
UNK3Lawrence Hollom7209
UNK4Warren Li 77721
UNK5Neel Nanda 77216
UNK6Harvey Yau 77317
AUS1Michelle Chen 77115
AUS2Ilia Kucherov 7018
AUS3Jongmin Lim 7119
AUS4Seyoon Ragavan 77317
AUS5Kevin Xian 77418
AUS6Wilson Zhao 7007

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

(1 June 2016)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 28 May–1 June, the team of six for the IMO in Hong Kong has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserves are:

NameSchool
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas Read (first reserve)The Perse School
Renzhi ZhouThe Perse School

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 6–16 July.

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

(21 May 2016)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on the 2016 olympiad.

(16 May 2016)

An unofficial report on the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad 2016 from the student perspective, by UK team member Michael Ng, is now available.

(8 May 2016)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Tirana, Albania have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 32 for gold, 30 for silver and 17 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Jamie Bell 10 010 2 22Bronze Medal
Rosie Cates10 110 0 21Bronze Medal
Jacob Coxon10 1 9 0 20Bronze Medal
Michael Ng 10 910 1 30Silver Medal
Thomas Read1010 9 0 29Bronze Medal
Renzhi Zhou101010 0 30Silver Medal

Michael has been added to the squad of ten from which the team of six and four reserves for the IMO in Hong Kong will be selected at the Tonbridge camp:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf
Renzhi ZhouThe Perse School

(14 April 2016)

The UK team in the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 7th out of 39 participating teams (6th out of 31 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 27 for gold, 17 for silver and 11 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Rosie Cates 7 7 3 7 7 4 35Gold Medal
Tomoka Kan 1 7 0 0 4 0 12Bronze Medal
Alevtina Studenikina 6 0 0 7 1 0 14Bronze Medal
Naomi Wei 1 7 0 7 1 1 17Silver Medal

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

(13 April 2016)

The problems from the second paper at the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Bușteni, are now available. The problems were submitted by Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Netherlands respectively.

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

(12 April 2016)

The problems from the first paper at the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Bușteni, are now available. The problems were submitted by the Netherlands, Belarus and Mexico respectively.

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