Iran attends 50th IMO in Germany

TEHRAN, July 14 (MNA) – With the participation of Iranian young mathematicians, the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) opened in Bremen, Germany on Tuesday.

The Iranian six-member team, who must be less than 20 years old, are testing their skills at the 50th IMO against 573 of the most talented students from 108 countries around the world.

 

Hossein Dabirian, Seyed Ehsan Azarmesa, Sepehr Qazi-Nezami, Amir-Masoud Giveh-Chi, Puya Vahidi-Ferdousi, and Khashayar Khosravi are Iran’s most talented young mathematicians competing in the contest.  

 

The team is accompanied by team leaders Arash Rastegar and Omid Naqshineh and observers Mohsen Jamali, Omid Hatami, and Ali-Akbar Daemi. 

 

The closing ceremony of the eight-day event will be held on July 21, 2009.

 

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen are hosting the 50th IMO, taking place at Jacobs University Bremen.

 

It is the fourth time that the IMO is being held in Germany, following Berlin in 1965, Erfurt in 1974 and Braunschweig in 1989.

 

The international Jury formed by the about 100 leaders of the student delegations are supported by about 70 competition coordinators. Head of the Jury is Hans-Dietrich Gronau, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rostock, Germany.

 

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship mathematics competition for high school students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually reached 97 countries from 5 continents in 2008 at the 49th IMO in Spain.

 

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