HSE University Students Win Prizes at the International Mathematics Competition for University Students
The 29th International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC 2022) took place in early August in a mixed format in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria) and online. Eight students of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and the HSE Faculty of Mathematics won prizes at the competition.
IMC features problems in algebra, mathematical analysis, geometry, and combinatorics. Students under 23 are eligible for participation.
The HSE University students demonstrated the following achievements:
Grand First Prize
Daniil Ivanik, third-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, HSE Faculty of Computer Science (FCS)
Fedor Kuyanov, second-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
Alikhan Zimanov, second-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
Temirkhan Zimanov, second-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
Mikhail Petrov, third-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
Mikhail Gorbunov, second-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
Anastasiia Zhilina, second-year bachelor’s student of Mathematics, HSE Faculty of Mathematics
Danila Ivanov, third-year bachelor’s student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, FCS
The winners shared their impressions of IMC 2022.
I must admit, it was nice to add a new achievement to our Faculty of Computer Sciences’ collection. But at first, I doubted whether to take part in this year’s IMC or not. I’m not that young anymore, and I thought maybe I should have given way to younger participants. But I’m addicted to the euphoria of having solved a beautiful mathematical problem. I decided to participate and did not regret it—during the competition, I found a really aesthetically pleasing solution to a problem. The other problems were more technical. For the fact that I solved them, I am particularly grateful to my school and university teachers.
It felt like this year’s IMC problems were easier than last year’s ones—particularly in the second round, where we only needed methods we studied during the first year of university. Most of the problems were from discrete mathematics and linear algebra—the fields of maths I like the most.
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