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Virtual IMO2020 in St. Petersburg

IMO has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. When it became clear that a normal IMO2020 in St Petersburg in July would be impossible, the event was postponed until September in the hope that the pandemic would recede. Unfortunately this did not happen, and eventually it became clear that a normal IMO2020 would be impossible. ... Read More

IMO2019 – United Kingdom

The Diamond Jubilee IMO2019 was held in Bath in the United Kingdom. There were teams from 112 countries, and the teams from China and USA tied for first place. Unusual features were that Guides were recruited internationally, there were a record low number of speeches at ceremonies, and the closing party involved a Ferris wheel ... Read More

IMO 2018 – Romania

The 59th International Mathematical Olympiad returned to Romania where the first International Mathematical Olympiad was held in 1959. The olympiad was organized in Cluj Napoca from 3 to 14 July 2018 on the same year that Romania celebrated its centenary unity and participants were treated to a wonderful and successful olympiad. One hundred and seven countries participated with ... Read More

IMO 2017 – Brazil

The 58th International Mathematical Olympiad was in Rio de Janeiro, from 12 to 24 July 2017. Hosted by Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), the IMO 2017 was held jointly with the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM 2018, as part of the Biennium of Mathematics 2017–2018 Gomes de Souza, an initiative that aimed to disseminate mathematical ... Read More

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

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