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JU students among the best at the International Mathematics Competition

316 students representing 80 Universities from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Africa participated in the International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC), which was held from July 26 to August 1, 2012 in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria). The participants had to solve 10 mathematical problems (5 each day). It was possible to get from 0 to 10 points for each solution. The last problem from the second day of the competition proved to be the most difficult: none of the competitors managed to solve it.

Once again, the Jagiellonian University team performed very well. Our University was represented by Jakub Konieczny, who scored 71 points and received first-class prize, Mikołaj Binkowski (45 points, second-class prize), Mikołaj Frączyk (45 points, second class prize), and Konrad Żołna (29 points,  third class prize).

As far as the team ranking is concerned, first place was taken by the students from Moscow and second by the University of Warsaw team, who scored 251,75 points. The JU mathematicians scored 208,5 points, which gave them tenth place.

What is worth reminding, is the last year's spectacular success of the JU student Przemysław Mazur, who left all other competitors far behind. The Jagiellonian University was also first in the team ranking, which has been the greatest Polish success in the IMC so far.

Przemysław Mazur, who has probably been the most successful IMC competitor so far, has graduated from the JU and is now a doctoral student at the JU and the University of Cambridge.

More information about the competition and the results is available at: www.imc-math.org.uk.

Published Date: 13.08.2012
Published by: Mariusz Kopiejka
Uniwersytet Jagielloński

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