The International Mathematical Olympiad in 2014 will take place in South Africa.
Three members of the team which will represent Ireland in the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad in South Africa took part in the enrichment classes here in NUI Maynooth. Congratulations to Luke Gardiner, Seoirse Murray and Oisín Flynn-Connolly for making the team and to all the students who took part. The 2014 roll of honour lists the top 24 contestants from across the country.
The 27th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO), to select the team for South Africa, took place in two rounds:
- The 27th IrMO Round 1 took place during the week 11-15 November, 2013. Full details are available at http://www.irmo.ie/Round-1.html
- The 27th IrMO Final Round was held on Saturday 10th May 2014. This more advanced contest consisted of two 3-hour papers with five problems on each paper. These contests took place from 10-1pm and from 2-5pm in MS2, Top Logic, NUI Maynooth and in other centres nationwide.
The participants of the IrMO - Final Round are normally attendees of the enrichment classes in one of the five training centres (UCC, UCG, UL, UCD, & NUI Maynooth) however, participation is open to all interested secondary school students.
If you are still at school for the year 2013-2014 you will be eligible to participate in the programme and we look forward to seeing you once again in Maynooth. If you will have left school this year, you will not be eligible yourself, but we hope that you will encourage any of your friends who are invited to take part in the programme to come along to the sessions in Maynooth.
Training for the Mathematical Olympiad in NUI Maynooth will begin on 18th January 2014 from 10.00am to 1.00pm in Callan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth. Registration forms will be distributed that morning.
NUI Maynooth will run training sessions for the 2013/2014 IMO on the following dates:
18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 22 February
1, 8, 22, 29 March
5, 12, 26 April
Our local training contest will take place on 8th March 2014.
The classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the above listed Saturdays in various locations: Callan Hall (CH) and Physics Hall (PH), both near the entrance to the South Campus; and classhall MS2, on the top floor of Logic House, South Campus. In so far as possible, the non-advanced classes scheduled for CH/PH will take place on the indicated days, and will be cancelled only in the event of a major problem such as a severe, prolonged, winter storm; but the order in which topics are covered, and the topic providers, are subject to change. The provision of the advanced class depends on the number of "second time" participants, and it will be cancelled if too few people indicate their willingness to attend on a regular basis. Of course, no individual first - or second-timer should feel bound to attend every single class, particularly on mornings with heavy frost or snow.