After fifty-nine years, the International Mathematical Olympiad remains a very respectable event and one of the most long-lived international educational and scientific competitions. The first international olympiad was organized and held in Romania in 1959 and, as a participant, I still remember with emotion the atmosphere of the contest. The beginning was modest as far as concerns the number of participants, but it soon became a large international competition and a veritable school for gifted students in mathematics and professional mathematicians.
Mathematics has always been a fresh and dynamical field of human creativity and a fundamental science to the benefit of scientific knowledge and technical achievements. It is the role and duty of young mathematicians to bring and develop new ideas and to construct new bridges between mathematics and other scientific fields.
This is the reason we welcome this prestigious international event with hope and pride.
By a happy coincidence, this edition of the international olympiad is held in Cluj-Napoca in the year when Romania celebrates its centenary unity, a corner stone of the Romanian history.
We wish good luck to the participants and to their mentors and a fruitful experience in our country!
President of the Mathematics Department Romanian Academy
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and most prestigious scientific Olympiad for high school students. The history of IMO dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Romania with seven countries participating: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and USSR. Since then, the event has been held every year (except 1980) in a different country. Currently, more than 100 countries from 5 continents participate. Each country can send a team of up to six secondary students or individuals who have not entered University or the equivalent, as of the date of celebration of the Olympiad, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers if desired.
During the competition, contestants have to solve, individually, two contest papers on two consecutive days, with three problems each day. Each problem is worth seven points. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3 according to the overall results — half of the contestants receive a medal. In order to encourage as many students as possible to solve complete problems, certificates of honorable mention are awarded to students (not receiving a medal) who obtained 7 points for at least one problem.
|February 15, 2018||Last day for online confirmation of participation by countries|
|March 30, 2018||Last day for receipt of problem proposals|
|April 20, 2018||Last day for online registration of leaders, deputy leaders, observers, the number of contestants and arrival day for leaders and observers|
|May 20, 2018||Last day for full payment of charges for single rooms and observers in cleared funds|
|May 31, 2018||Last day for online registration of contestants|
|June 15, 2018||Last day for online registration of all travel details|
|July 03, 2018 (Tue)||Leaders
|July 04, 2018 (Wed)||Leaders
Arrival day IMO AB meeting
|July 05, 2018 (Thu)||Leaders
|July 06, 2018 (Fri)||Leaders
|July 07, 2018 (Sat)||Leaders
|Deputy Leaders and Contestants
|July 08, 2018 (Sun)||Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
|July 09, 2018 (Mon)||Leaders
First day of contest
|July 10, 2018 (Tue)||Leaders
Second day of contest
|July 11, 2018 (Wed)||Leaders and Deputy Leaders
Excursion, IMO Lecture by
Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA) and
Victor Nistor (Universite de Lorraine;
Metz-Nancy) former IMO Golds
|July 12, 2018 (Thu)||Leaders and Deputy Leaders
Coordination, Final Jury Meeting
|July 13, 2018 (Fri)||Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
Closing Ceremony and Farewell banquet
|July 14, 2018 (Sat)||Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
|* The IMO AB members arrive on July 03, 2018. Leaders arriving early must assume any additional costs.|
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