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Results from the finals

Andreas Alberg (Oslo katedralskole) won the finals this year, with 40 points out of 40 possible. Second place went to Philip Bergh Sveen (Nydalen vgs, 33 points), while Christoffer Grøndal tryggestad (Oslo katedralskole) and Andreas Notøy (Sandefjord vgs) took the next two places. A more detailde scoreboard is available.

The award ceremony was held at Dokkhuset. The Minister of Education and Integration, Trine Skei Grande, was present to hand out the prizes. Our sponsor PGS handed out their annual prize to the «youngest challenger». David Strømme Eikeland (Orstad skule) was the recipient of this year's award.

A more extensive news item, with photos and a video, is available.

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,  · updated

Results from round 2

Andreas Alberg (Oslo katedralskole) has taken first place with 200 points after two rounds of the Abelcompetition, followed by Erik Mjaanees (Oslo International School) and Philip Bergh Sveen (Nydalen vgs) on a shared second place with 190 points.

In the second round there were 325 competitors from 113 schools. The results from the best third can be found here (in Norwegian). (Those who have not given permission by checking the appropriate box on the answer sheet, are listed as “anonymous”. If you do want your name on the list after all, or if you prefer to be anonymous, get in touch, and we will update the list.)

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,

Results after the first round

The incoming results have been recorded. Some checking remains, but here are preliminary numbers:

There were 3220 competing in the first round. Of these 2073 took part online, and 1147 on paper.

It appears that 50 points will be needed to qualify for the second round, and 35 points to get a diploma. Corresponding numbers last year were 59 and 45, indicating that we did not include enough easy problems this year.

The scoreboard (in Norwegian) for the best third is now available.

For you who wish to compare your own result with others': Here is a list of points and cumulative percentages. For example, those who got 29 points are among the top 50.59% of the participants.

100: 0.09% · 91: 0.12% · 90: 0.25% · 86: 0.31% · 85: 0.47% · 84: 0.50% · 83: 0.59% · 82: 0.68% · 81: 0.78% · 80: 0.93% · 79: 0.96% · 78: 1.02% · 77: 1.06% · 76: 1.09% · 75: 1.21% · 74: 1.24% · 73: 1.27% · 72: 1.34% · 71: 1.52% · 70: 1.89% · 69: 1.96% · 68: 2.08% · 67: 2.27% · 66: 2.58% · 65: 3.14% · 64: 3.32% · 63: 3.60% · 62: 3.79% · 61: 4.19% · 60: 4.53% · 59: 4.88% · 58: 5.47% · 57: 5.96% · 56: 6.61% · 55: 7.36% · 54: 7.83% · 53: 8.39% · 52: 9.04% · 51: 9.75% · 50: 11.15% · 49: 12.05% · 48: 12.70% · 47: 13.70% · 46: 14.97% · 45: 16.77% · 44: 17.70% · 43: 19.16% · 42: 20.62% · 41: 21.93% · 40: 24.32% · 39: 26.30% · 38: 27.73% · 37: 29.60% · 36: 31.77% · 35: 35.06% · 34: 37.24% · 33: 39.13% · 32: 41.15% · 31: 44.35% · 30: 48.51% · 29: 50.59% · 28: 53.48% · 27: 56.40% · 26: 59.19% · 25: 63.91% · 24: 66.15% · 23: 68.94% · 22: 72.08% · 21: 75.25% · 20: 80.81%.

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,  · updated

Baltic Way 2019

Baltic Way 2019 was 15–19 November in Szczecin in Poland. Baltic Way is a team competition between the Baltic countries, the five Nordic countries and St. Petersburg. The Norwegian team consisting of Andreas Alberg, Erik Mjaanes, Elias Ekern Baird, Maxim Scherbakov og Christoffer Grøndal Tryggestad, achieved sixth place among the 11 teams competing. St. Petersburg won, followed by Poland.

Dávid Kunszenti-Kovács went as leader, and Karl Erik Holter was deputy leader for the Norwegian team.

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,

Results from IMO 2019

In the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, UK, Norway made 56th place among 112 competing countries. This year's winning countries were China and USA sharing the first place, with South Korea a close third.

Andreas Alberg took 65th place among 621 competitors, which earned him a silver medal. Three more team members received bronze medals, and the remaining two got honourable mention. The is the first time the entire Norwegian team has won a medal or honourable mention in IMO (with the exception of 1984, when the team consisted of one person). We congratulate the team with the good result!

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,

NMC and EGMO 2019

The 33rd Nordic Mathematical Contest (NMC) was held at the schools on 1 April. Each of the five Nordic countries is allowed 20 contestants. The Norwegian contestants achieved ranks 3, 7, 8, 27, 28, 28, 28, 35, 40, 46, 46, 54, 59, 61, 61 75, 84, 84 and 84 among 95 contestants. (see the list of the top 26).

In the 8th European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO 2019) in Kyiv, Ukraina, the best Norwegian contestant, Hedvig Margrete Venbakken, achieved a 112th place among 142 contestants from Europen countries (see the scoreboard).

By Harald Hanche-Olsen,
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