The Simon Marais Mathematics Competition will be an annual competition that aims to:
- Encourage creative mathematical problem-solving among undergraduate students
- Identify talented students across the Asia-Pacific region
- Forge links between academics in the region
- Promote healthy competition among students as well as between universities
Any undergraduate student at a pre-registered University located between New Zealand Standard Time and Indian Standard Time, who has sat the exam at most three times previously.
Students can enter individually or in pairs.
The best universities will be determined based on the scores of their 3 best individuals and 2 best pairs, subject to at least 3 of these 7 students being female and at least 3 being male. Note that universities without 7 such entrants can still register to allow their students to compete for individual and pairs prizes.
Saturday morning: Three hour closed book exam.
Saturday afternoon: Three hour closed book exam, possibly including one open problem.
Exam centres will be local universities that have registered for the Competition in advance.
Curriculum or exam topics:
Typical undergraduate mathematics curriculum, with any special topics specified annually by the Problem Committee.
AUD100,000 in total prize money, with additional internship opportunities.
To enter, please contact your local coordinator by 27 September 2017:
Dr Jonathan Kress, firstname.lastname@example.org