As of March 1, MIPT’s online olympiad in combinatorics is open for participation. There are no entry requirements. To take part, just download the problems and make sure to send in your solutions before March 31.
The olympiad is primarily for undergraduates, but graduate and school students are welcome to participate, too, along with anyone else who cares to join. The goal of this contest is to promote combinatorics and engage with gifted students eager to study at the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics or work at one of the school’s laboratories.
“Combinatorics is a unique area of mathematics where many of the most advanced unsolved problems are formulated in a way that even a school student can understand them,” says Andrey Raigorodskiy, the Phystech School’s director. “And yet these are key problems at the heart of math and computer science, with a host of possible applications.”
Problems for the contestants were selected by a panel of combinatorics experts who will also judge the competition. Among them are MIPT professors and the instructors preparing the Russian and MIPT math teams for international competitions:
Andrey Raigorodskiy, the director of the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics and head of the discrete mathematics department.
Ilya Bogdanov, associate professor at the higher mathematics department and Russian national team instructor in international math olympiads for school students.
Roman Karasev, chief researcher and associate professor at the higher mathematics department, supervisor of the MIPT team in international math competitions.
Alexander Polyanskii, lecturer at the discrete mathematics department and member of the panel of judges of the All-Russian School Student Olympiad.
Mikhail Grigoriev, assistant lecturer at the discrete mathematics department and instructor preparing MIPT’s math team for international contests.