The Abel Competition –
The Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad –Niels Henrik Abels matematikkonkurranse
Calendar and selected news
See the calendar page for further details and past events. Due to the pandemic, there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the planned events over the coming year.
There is also an overview of the dates for the Norwegian science olympiads (in Norwegian) – for the school year 2020/2021.
IMO 2021 will not be arranged in the United States,
as originally planned.
At present, it is unclear what will happen.
The 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad
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
while Christoffer Grøndal tryggestad (Oslo katedralskole)
and Andreas Notøy (Sandefjord vgs) took the next two places.
A more detailde scoreboard
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.
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
(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.)
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.
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.
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
We congratulate the team with the good result!
NMC and EGMO 2019
The 33rd Nordic Mathematical Contest
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
in Kyiv, Ukraina,
the best Norwegian contestant, Hedvig Margrete Venbakken,
achieved a 112th place among 142 contestants from Europen countries
(see the scoreboard).