The Simon Marais Mathematics Competition


Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm


UNSW Kensington campus - room TBA

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.

Competition structure:
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.

More info:

To enter, please contact your local coordinator by 27 September 2017:
Dr Jonathan Kress,