First Round 2023/24!
The First Round of the Swiss Mathematical Olympiad will take place in September 2023 online! Prepare for an exam full of interesting questions and puzzles and don't forget to bring your brains along! Registration (https://firstround.mathematical.olympiad.ch/) will open on the 1st of September and will be open until the end of September. You will be able to find the necessary link and all relevant info here after that date. If you would like to take the exam with your class at school, please let your teacher know they can also register.
GOLD! After 17 years, Team Switzerland finally brought home a gold medal from IMO. Mathys Douma, from Lycée Cantonal de Porrentruy, had an outstanding performance to bring home the glory. Bora Olmez (International School Basel), Jonah Osterwalder (Gymnase de Renens), Felix Xu (Kantonsschule Wettingen) won bronze medals and Ivan Pouly (Gymnase de Renens) won an Honorable Mention, with Hongjia Meng (Kollegi Kantonalle Mittelschule Uri) completing the team. Kudos also to the Liechtenstein team (Tobias Marxer, Leonhard Hasler, both from Liechtensteines Gymnasium) for their two Honorable Mentions as well.
The Mathematical Olympiad is a mathematics competition in which young people from all over Switzerland who are enthusiastic about mathematics can exchange ideas and compete against each other. The competition consists of several rounds as well as numerous preparatory meetings and a week-long camp for the finalists. Our goal is to share our enthusiasm for mathematics with young people, to support them intellectually and for them to gain valuable professional and social experience together with their peers. You can read more about the Olympiad here.
IMO Selection 2023 - Results
In May, the participants of the Swiss Mathematical Olympiad took the Team Selection Test, which consists of 4 exams over the course of two weekends. At the end, the teams for the two international competitions this summer were decided. Bravo to Bora Olmez, who obtained the best score this year with 61 points out of a maximum possible 84. Congratulations also to Mathys Douma, Felix Xu, Hongjia Meng, Ivan Pouly and Jonah Osterwalder who will complete the IMO team and participate at the International Mathematics Olympiad in July in Japan. The two participants for Liechtenstein - Leonhard Hasler and Tobias Marxer - will accompany them for this competition.
Congratulations also to Ivan Voevodskiy, Jerry Schupp, Andrej Severa, Louis Renner, Mohamed Bouchouata and Mark Neumann who qualified for the Middle European Mathematical Olympiad (MEMO) which will take place in August in Slovakia.
Bravo to everyone!
Last week, the 25 best Swiss and 2 best Liechtensteiner participants had an incredible week in Aarburg. Not only did they have lessons in geometry, number theory, combinatorics and algebra, all whilst solving many interesting exercises to prepare themselves for the final round exam, but they also had some well-deserved downtime together with games both indoor and outdoor, spontaneous karaoke and excellent food.
At the end of the week-long camp, the participants took part in the national round in which twelve participants obtained a medal. The overall winners were Mathys and Bora with two unprecedented perfect scores. Congratulations to them both! Bravo also to Felix, Jonah, Jerry and Ivan for their silver medals; to Mohamed, Anna, Eric, Ivan, Hongjia and Mark who took home bronze medals, and to Andrej, Louis, Janik and Elias who will go to the selection round thanks to wildcards.
Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work and wonderful performances!
Second Round - Final Results
In addition to the direct qualified participants, ten others received a Wildcard and can participate at the Final Round. They are
|Ivan Voevodskii||Lucio Ineichen||Aisha Azhgaliyeva||Elias Baumann|
|Jovian Soejono||Andrej Ševera||Emil Spiess||Janik Kobler|
|Noelia Cheridito||Hongjia Meng|
as well as Tobias Marxer and Leonhard Hasler from Liechtenstein. Congratulations to all of them.
Additionally, the 4 best female participants Anna Kokorich, Evelyn Ebneter, Lena Libort and Aisha Azhgaliyeva will represent Switzeraldn at EGMO 2023, which will take place in Slovenia in April. Congratulations to them.
Last but not least, bravo to the 14 participants qualified for the Junior Camp, which will take place in June. The following people are qualified:
|Emil Spiess||Hongjia Meng||Svenja Felber||Gilles Bärtschi|
|Benoît Schmit||Simona Schwing||Yuanheng Liu||Kaiwen Zhang|
|Aliaksei Badnarchuk||Ishan Shah||Julius Scherler||Maximilian Alexandrov|
|Myriam Faltin||Pranavendrareddy Tammireddy||Amélie Rocher||Yuxuan Xiao|
Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Second Round Results
On Saturday morning, the second round exam took place in Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano and the corrections are now complete. This year, the cutoff to be in the top 18 and directly qualified for the Final Round was 31 points. Bravo to Anna Kokorich, Bora Olmez and Mathys Douma for their perfect score of 42 points! The following people are qualified:
|Anna Kokorich||Bora Olmez||Mathys Douma||Aanya Goyal|
|Felix Xu||Jerry Schupp||Mohamed Bouchouata||Jonah Osterwalder|
|Louis Renner||Evelyn Ebneter||Mark Neumann||Eric Wermelinger|
|Fynn Krebser||Ivan Pouly||Chengjie Hu||Felizian Vocke|
|David Reichmuth||Lena Libort|
Seven other contestants will also qualify as wildcards. These will be chosen at the end of December.
Second Round Meetings
The three second round meetings took place throughout autumn. Qualified participants were able to attend the preparation courses and train with numerous exercises.
If you missed one of the courses you can find the scripts and exercises here. You can also practice with exams from previous years which you can find here.
The second round exam will take place on Saturday 17 December at 10 am in Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano. If you have any questions, you can send us an e-mail: info(at)mathematical.olympiad.ch. Good luck!
First Round Results
The first round took place during the month of September and is now finished. In total 1692 participants took the test, 1115 in the senior category and 577 in the junior category. Congratulations to all of them for their efforts.
Among all the participants, 265 have qualified for the meetings and the second round which will take place during the next three months. Congratulations to Emil Spiess, Jakob Ehlers and Chenhe Fan who ranked highest in the junior category with 454, 396 and 377 points, and to Marco Vaccaro, Aanya Goyal and Mark Neumann who obtained the best scores in the senior category with 446, 412 and 405 points.
First round: join us
The first round of the Swiss Mathematical Olympiad has started. You can participate online throughout the month of September or ask your math teacher to participate in class. Sign up and participate here. You can find more information on this website. Good luck!
A successful IMO 2022 in Oslo
After the previous two International Mathematical Olympiads (IMO) were held virtually, this year's IMO took place as an in person event in Oslo in July. Switzerland was represented by our very successful team, consisting of Bora Olmez, Elia Steinfeld, Felix Xu, Mathys Douma, Ricardo Olivo und Yanta Wang. Bora, Mathys, Ricardo and Yanta secured four Bronze medals, and Elia and Felix completed an excellent team result with two honourable mentions!
Further congratulations to Tobias Marxer, who formed the Liechtenstein team and was also awarded with an honorable mention!
The Final Round 2022 is over!
The 25 Swiss finalists and the two participants from Liechtenstein spent an exciting week in Aarburg, filled with plenty of cool mathematical problems, but also many rounds of our favourite game Tichu and other games and sports.
At the end of the week, the 27 students demonstrated their skills during two four-hour exams. Congratulations to all 12 medalists, and especially to Mathys Douma, who scored 43 points and emerged as the winner of this year’s Final round!
Our twelve medalists and the three Wildcard recipients now move on to the team selection for this year’s International and Middle European Mathematical Olympiads. Furthermore, Emily Dikhoff, Evelyn Ebneter, Moyang Zhang and Yanta Wang will represent Switzerland at this year’s European Girl’s Mathematical Olympiad in Hungary in April.
And finally, a big round of applause to all the participants for your great efforts and results!