50th IMO - 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads

Editors: Gronau, Hans-Dietrich, Langmann, Hanns-Heinrich, Schleicher, Dierk (Eds.)

  • Official publication of the 50th anniversary of IMO
  • Reviews the development from the beginning to a worldwide movement
  • Indispensable for everyone interested in the IMO
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In July 2009 Germany hosted the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). For the very first time the number of participating countries exceeded 100, with 104 countries from all continents. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the IMO provides an ideal opportunity to look back over the past five decades and to review its development to become a worldwide event. This book is a report about the 50th IMO as well as the IMO history. A lot of data about all the 50 IMOs are included. We list the most successful contestants, the results of the 50 Olympiads and the 112 countries that have ever taken part. It is impressive to see that many of the world’s leading research mathematicians were among the most successful IMO participants in their youth. Six of them gave presentations at a special celebration: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This book is aimed at students in the IMO age group and all those who have interest in this worldwide leading competition for highschool students.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Gronau is Professor of Mathematics at Rostock University, Rostock Dipl.Math. Hanns-Heinrich Langmann is a member of Bildung & Begabung e.V., Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik, Bonn Prof. Dr. Dierk Schleicher ist Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University, Bremen

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From the reviews:

“50th IMO – 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympia is a pleasant, entertaining, and informative volume. This lovely book ‘is aimed at students in the IMO age group and seeks to demonstrate that mathematics is an active and lively subject, thousands of years old and yet young and fresh, as ever’ … . the book will be enjoyed by a wider audience. … a beautiful book and a very interesting read for every one who is interested in mathematics and the IMOs – even if marginally.” (Alex Bogomolny, The Mathematical Association of America, April, 2011)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Committees

    Gronau, Hans-Dietrich (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Regulations

    Gronau, Hans-Dietrich (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

  • Carl Friedrich Gauss, Curvature, and the Cover Art of the 50th IMO

    Gronau, Hans-Dietrich (et al.)

    Pages 21-25

  • Programme

    Gronau, Hans-Dietrich (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • Participants

    Gronau, Hans-Dietrich (et al.)

    Pages 47-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
50th IMO - 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads
Editors
  • Hans-Dietrich Gronau
  • Hanns-Heinrich Langmann
  • Dierk Schleicher
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14565-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14565-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-14564-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
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