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School of Maths students take home awards at international competition

IMC Competition 2018

31 July 2018

Congratulations to three School of Maths students who competed and took home medals at this year’s International Mathematics Competition in Bulgaria.

Third-year student Marco-Iulian Goie was awarded a Silver medal, whilst fourth-year student Bogdan Manghiuc, and first-year student Sean Harrigan were both awarded a Bronze medal.

The International Mathematics Competition, now in its 25th year, is open to maths students who are completing their first, second, third or fourth year of university education. Students are selected in their university based on their problem-solving skills. Students take part in two sessions, with each session lasting for five hours. Problems were from the fields of Algebra, Analysis (Real and Complex), Combinatorics and Geometry.

Dr Fatemeh Mohammadi, Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, said: “Despite the fact that this was Bristol's first time to participate at the competition, we got an excellent result. The problems were extremely hard, and I am therefore very proud of our team.

“I am very thankful to Raphael Steiner, Luka Rimanic who voluntarily invested a lot of time for training the team and holding selection exams in Bristol, and Amir Goharshady, who also joined us in Blagoevgrad for an intense week of work and helped with grading. Without them this wouldn't have happened. Please check the Bristol IMC Seminar page for further information.”

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