OTTAWA — Six of the country’s best mathematics students will represent Canada as part of Math Team Canada. Qi Qi (Phillips Exeter Academy), Kai Sun (AB Lucas Secondary School), Kevin Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), Jinhao Xu (University Hill Secondary School), Ruizhou Yang (University Hill Secondary School), and William Zhao (Richmond Hill High School) will represent Canada at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong from July 4-16.
OTTAWA – McGill University Associate Professor Louigi Addario-Berry is the recipient of the 2016 Coxeter-James Prize for his outstanding contributions to mathematical research. Louigi Addario-Berry works on the interface of probability and combinatorics, and “has emerged as one of the leaders of his generation in the area of discrete probability,” one referee said.
OTTAWA – University of British Columbia Associate Professor Malabika Pramanik is the recipient of the 2016 Krieger-Nelson Prize for her outstanding research contributions. Pramanik uses analytical tools to answer questions about pattern identification in sparse sets; that is, in finding regular structures within sets that are otherwise very disordered and thin.
The 48th Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. In North America, South America, and Central America and in time zones covering these areas, the competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Elsewhere in the world, the 3 hour writing period will be arranged in consultation with the CMS. All exams will be proctored by officials who are not family-related to any of the participants being supervised.
The CMO is open only to students who have received a direct invitation from the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). The CMS will provide registration information to schools with eligible students in early March. Teachers must complete and submit the registration form with each student by March 18, 2016. Once registration is completed, the CMS will mail the competition kit directly to the exam proctoring official.