Final tally of results (preliminary numbers)

Here is the final tally:

1. Individual contest (86 participants from 17 countries)

a. individual medals

2 golds: student from Bulgaria, student from Poland
8 silvers: Rebecca Jacobs + 7 more students
12 bronzes: Sergei Bernstein, John Berman, Alan Huang + 9 more students
20 honorable mentions: Morris, Daryl, Vivaek, Anand + 16 more

b. highest average

Russia M

c. best solutions

problem 1 (tie) – student from Russia M, Alan Huang
problem 2 – student from Russia M
problem 3 – student from South Korea
problem 4 (tie) – students from Russia M, Poland, Bulgaria
problem 5 – John Berman

2. Team contest (23 teams from 17 countries)

1 gold – USA Red (Rebecca, Anand, Morris, Alan)
1 silver – South Korea 1
1 bronze – Russia M

3. Overall statistics:

a. by medal count (individual + team)

USA 5 1+1+3 (tie)
Poland 5 1+1+3 (tie)
Russia 4 1+2+1
Bulgaria 3 1+1+1
Estonia 2 0+1+1
Korea 2 0+0+2
India 1 0+1+0
Latvia 1 0+1+0
UK 1 0+0+1

b. by medal count (individual only)

the following teams got at least one honorable mention but no
medals: Latvia, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany

c. by total prizes (medals + best solution awards + highest-average)

Russia 8
Poland 6
Bulgaria 4
South Korea 3
Estonia 2

NB! All counts above are based on my personal notes. Changes are

NB! The scores above have not been broken down into individual
teams. I will post this information when I get it from the organizers.

Day 4

There were two lectures in the morning.
Then some free time and then the awards ceremony which just started.

There are expected to be about 2 to 4 gold medals, close to 10 silvers and close to 10 bronzes in the individual contest. Plus a few team medals for the team event as well as a team cup for the best collective team score at the individual event.

The ceremony is in the main aula of the university. It was built in 1702 by Prussian Jesuits

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IOL 2009 in progress

This year with 23 teams representing 17 countries, the contest is in
progress in Wroclaw, Poland.
The problem sets were very hard.
There will be results in less than 48 hours.

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Wolfram Alpha

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IBM to take on “Jeopardy”


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Freakonomics – Steven Levitt

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

The Logic of Life – Tim Harford

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

The wisdom of crowds – James Surowiecki

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Critical Mass – Philip Ball

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