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  • IMO 2016 – Hong Kong

    The 57th IMO held at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was a resounding success with a record 109 competing countries and 602 competitors. It was pleasing to see an increase in the number of female competitors with 71 girls competing this year.  Six students attained a perfect score of 42 with 44 students … Read More

  • Fields medallist Terry Tao reveals himself in a frank and inspiring article in the New York Times

    Imaginative mathematician and Fields Medallist Terry Tao reveals himself in an inspiring article in The New York Times. Read the full article at

  • IMO in the NEWS

    The Guardian featured an amazing article on Joe Benton competing in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad. Click here to read the article.

  • “X+Y”, a feature film directed by Morgan Matthews (111 minutes)

    (Disclaimer: This is not impartial comment. Geoff Smith actively supported the making of this film.) The film “X+Y” has been screened at film festivals for several months. It will appear on general release in local cinemas in many parts of the world, starting in March 2015. Thus far it has received wide critical acclaim. It … Read More

  • Fields Medalists

    It was exciting to see the recent announcement of Fields medalists for 2014. Awarded every four years, these medals are the highest honour for mathematicians under the age of 40. This year’s recipients included a number of firsts. Manjul Bhargava, from Princeton University, becomes the first mathematician of Indian origin … Read More

  • Terry Tao

    IMOF Patron Terence Tao was one of the recipients of the newly inaugurated ‘Breakthrough Prize’, funded by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner. This year, there were five initial recipients, and these five will select next year’s laureate. Other inaugural recipients are Simon Donaldson, of Stony … Read More

  • IMO 2014

    Cape Town, South Africa A very successful IMO was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from July 3 – 13. This was the first IMO held on the African continent and a highlight was a number of African countries making their first venture into the competition. In all, there were … Read More