List of International Mathematical Olympiad participants
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual international high school mathematics competition focused primarily on pre-collegiate mathematics, and is the oldest of the international science olympiads.^{[1]} The awards for exceptional performance include medals for roughly the top half participants, and honorable mentions for participants who solve at least one problem perfectly.^{[2]} This is a list of participants who have achieved notability. This includes participants that went on to become notable mathematicians, participants who won medals at an exceptionally young age, or participants who scored highly.
Exceptionally young participants
- Bronze medal
- Terence Tao (Australia), in 1986 at age 10 years, 363 days
- Raúl Chávez Sarmiento (Peru), in 2009 at age 11 years, 271 days
- Akshay Venkatesh (Australia), in 1994 at age 12 years, 241 days
- Silver medal
- Terence Tao (Australia), in 1987 at age 11 years, 364 days
- Raúl Chávez Sarmiento (Peru), in 2010 at age 12 years, 263 days
- Lee Su-hong (South Korea), in 2007 at age 13 years, 10 months^{[3]}^{[4]}
- Gold medal
- Terence Tao (Australia), in 1988 at age 13 years, 4 days
- Raúl Chávez Sarmiento (Peru), in 2011 at age 13 years, 273 days
- Ömer Cerrahoğlu (Romania), in 2009 at age 14 years, 80 days^{[5]}
- Perfect score
- Pawel Kröger (East Germany), in 1972 at age 13 years, 354 days
- Noam Elkies (United States), in 1981 at age 14 years, 329 days
- Sergei Konyagin (Soviet Union), in 1972 at age 15 years, 83 days
- Vladimir Drinfeld (Soviet Union), in 1969 at age 15 years, 156 days
High-scoring participants
The following table lists all IMO Winners who have won at least three gold medals, with corresponding years and non-gold medals received noted (P denotes a perfect score.)
Name | Team(s) | Years | |||||
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Zhuo Qun Song | Canada | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 P |
Teodor von Burg | Serbia | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 |
Lisa Sauermann | Germany | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 P | |
Nipun Pitimanaaree | Thailand | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | |
Christian Reiher | Germany | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | |
Reid W. Barton | United States | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 P | ||
Wolfgang Burmeister | East Germany | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 P | 1971 | |
Iurie Boreico | Moldova | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 P | 2006 P | 2007 | |
Lim Jeck | Singapore | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 P | 2013 | |
Martin Härterich | West Germany | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 P | 1988 | 1989 | |
László Lovász | Hungary | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 P | 1966 P | ||
József Pelikán | Hungary | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 P | ||
Nikolay Nikolov | Bulgaria | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 P | ||
Kentaro Nagao | Japan | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | ||
Vladimir Barzov | Bulgaria | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | ||
Peter Scholze | Germany | 2004 | 2005 P | 2006 | 2007 | ||
Makoto Soejima | Japan | 2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 P | ||
Alex Gunning | Australia | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 P | 2015 | ||
Andrew Carlotti | United Kingdom | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | ||
Simon Norton | United Kingdom | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 P | |||
John Rickard | United Kingdom | 1975 P | 1976 | 1977 P | |||
Sergey Ivanov | Soviet Union | 1987 P | 1988 | 1989 P | |||
Theodor Banica | Romania | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | |||
Eugenia Malinnikova | Soviet Union | 1989 | 1990 P | 1991 P | |||
Sergey Norine | Russia | 1994 P | 1995 P | 1996 | |||
Yuliy Sannikov | Ukraine | 1994 P | 1995 | 1996 | |||
Ciprian Manolescu | Romania | 1995 P | 1996 P | 1997 P | |||
Ivan Ivanov | Bulgaria | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | |||
Nikolai Dourov | Russia | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | |||
Tamás Terpai | Hungary | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | |||
Stefan Hornet | Romania | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | |||
Vladimir Dremov | Russia | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | |||
Mihai Manea | Romania | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | |||
Tiankai Liu | United States | 2001 | 2002 | 2004 | |||
Oleg Golberg | Russia ('02, '03) United States ('04) |
2002 | 2003 | 2004 | |||
Béla András Rácz | Hungary | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 P | |||
Andrey Badzyan | Russia | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 P | |||
Rosen Kralev | Bulgaria | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 P | |||
Przemysław Mazur | Poland | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | |||
Tak Wing Ching | Hong Kong | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | |||
Chung Song Hong | North Korea | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | |||
Dong Ryul Kim | South Korea | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | |||
Allen Liu | United States | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 P | |||
Sheldon Kieren Tan | Singapore | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 |
Notable participants
A number of IMO participants have gone on to become notable mathematicians. The following IMO participants have either received a Fields Medal, a Wolf Prize or a Clay Research Award, awards which recognise groundbreaking research in mathematics; a European Mathematical Society Prize, an award which recognizes young researchers; or one of the American Mathematical Society's awards (a Blumenthal Award in Pure Mathematics, Bôcher Memorial Prize in Analysis, Cole Prize in Algebra, Cole Prize in Number Theory or Veblen Prize in Geometry and Topology) recognizing research in specific mathematical fields. Grigori Perelman proved the Poincaré conjecture (one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems), and Yuri Matiyasevich gave a negative solution of Hilbert's tenth problem.
G denotes an IMO gold medal, S denotes a silver medal, B denotes a bronze medal, and P denotes a perfect score.
Name | Team | IMO | Fields Medal | Wolf Prize | EMS Prize | AMS research prizes | Clay Award |
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Grigory Margulis | Soviet Union | ||||||
George Lusztig | Romania | 1985 (Cole algebra) | |||||
Henryk Iwaniec | Poland | 2002 (Cole number theory) | |||||
László Lovász | Hungary | ||||||
Andrei Suslin | Soviet Union | 2000 (Cole algebra) | |||||
János Pintz | Hungary | 2014 (Cole number theory) | |||||
Vladimir Drinfeld | Soviet Union | ||||||
Alexander Merkurjev | Soviet Union | 2012 (Cole algebra) | |||||
Pierre-Louis Lions | France | ||||||
János Kollár | Hungary | 2006 (Cole algebra) | |||||
Jean-Christophe Yoccoz | France | ||||||
Paul Vojta | United States | 1992 (Cole number theory) | |||||
Alexander Goncharov | Soviet Union | ||||||
Richard Borcherds | United Kingdom | ||||||
Timothy Gowers | United Kingdom | ||||||
Peter Kronheimer | United Kingdom | 2007 (Veblen) | |||||
Gábor Tardos | Hungary | ||||||
Grigori Perelman | Soviet Union | ||||||
Alexis Bonnet | France | ||||||
Laurent Lafforgue | France | ||||||
Daniel Tătaru | Romania | 2002 (Bôcher) | |||||
Zoltán Szabó | Hungary | 2007 (Veblen) | |||||
Jeremy Kahn | United States | ||||||
Ricardo Pérez-Marco | Spain | ||||||
Dominic Joyce | United Kingdom | ||||||
Stanislav Smirnov | Soviet Union | ||||||
Terence Tao | Australia | 2002 (Bôcher) | |||||
Elon Lindenstrauss | Israel | 2001 (Blumenthal) | |||||
Ngô Bảo Châu | Vietnam | ||||||
Emmanuel Grenier | France | ||||||
Vincent Lafforgue | France | ||||||
Eugenia Malinnikova | Soviet Union | ||||||
Akshay Venkatesh | Australia | ||||||
Artur Avila | Brazil | ||||||
Emmanuel Breuillard | France | ||||||
Ben J. Green | United Kingdom | ||||||
Maryam Mirzakhani | Iran | 2009 (Blumenthal) | |||||
Bo'az Klartag | Israel | ||||||
Ciprian Manolescu | Romania | ||||||
Adrian Ioana | Romania | ||||||
Mark Braverman | Israel | ||||||
Peter Scholze | Germany | 2015 (Cole algebra) |
IMO medalists have also gone on to become notable computer scientists. The following IMO medalists have received a Nevanlinna Prize, a Knuth Prize, or a Gödel Prize; these awards recognise research in theoretical computer science. G denotes an IMO gold medal, S denotes a silver medal, B denotes a bronze medal, and P denotes a perfect paper.
Name | Team | IMO | Nevanlinna Prize | Knuth Prize | Gödel Prize |
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László Lovász | Hungary | ||||
László Babai | Hungary | ||||
Johan Håstad | Sweden | ||||
Peter Shor | United States | ||||
Alexander Razborov | Soviet Union | ||||
Subhash Khot | India |
See also
- Provincial Mathematical Olympiad
- List of mathematics competitions
- List of International Mathematical Olympiads
Notes
- ↑ "International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)". http://olympiads.win.tue.nl/imo/.
- ↑ "47th International Mathematical Olympiad Results". http://imo2006.dmfa.si/results_itd.html.
- ↑ "Solo study is a factor for prodigy". JoongAng Daily. November 28, 2009. http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2913154.
- ↑ "15-Year-Old Math Prodigy Enters SNU". Korea Times. November 21, 2008. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/09/113_34830.html.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. https://web.archive.org/web/20100415173715/http://www.viitoriolimpici.ro/olimp/profileArchive.htm?method=view&type=student&id=2. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- ↑ Perelman was awarded a Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture, but he declined the Medal.
- ↑ Perelman was awarded an EMS prize for his proof of the Soul theorem, but he declined the prize.
References
- Olson, Steve (2004). Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-618-25141-3. https://archive.org/details/countdown00stev
- Lord, Mary (2001). "Michael Jordans of Math". U.S. News & World Report
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