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).
Results from the finals
The scoreboard from this year's finals
Andreas Alberg (Oslo katedralskole) won,
closely followed by Erik Mingjun Ma and Thomas Agung Dibpa Anandita Thrane
(both Trondheim katedralskole).
The award ceremony was held at Dokkhuset.
State Secretary Rikke Høistad Sjøberg came from the Ministry of Education and Research
to hand out the prizes.
But first Mike Naylor gave an inspiring talk.
Our sponsor PGS
awarded a prize, as usual, to the youngest finalist.
This year that was Zejia He, Oslo International School.
The training camp for this year's finals is on.
Here is a short video
from the first day
(one minute; vimeo.com).
Selection for the finals
We have the selected the top 26 from
to the finals in Trondheim.
Invitations have been sent by email.
Results from round 2
Andreas Alberg (Oslo katedralskole, 200 points) has taken first place
after two rounds of the Abelcompetition,
followed by Thomas Thrane (Trondheim katedralskole, 185 poeng)
and Magnus Hellebust Haaland (Fagerlia vgs, 175 poeng).
In the second round there were 326 competitors
from 117 schools.
The results from the best third – 110 participants –
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.)
Round 2 is over
Solutions (and the problems) can be found under the link
There were 136 online participants in round 2.
Now we have to await the answer sheets from those who took
part on paper before we can register those results and put
together a scoreboard.
Results after the first round
The incoming results have been properly recorded, at last.
In total, there 3456 competing this year.
This is a large drop in participation form last year's 4213.
We will try to learn about the causes
via a questionnaire sometime early next year.
Of the 3456 participants, 2041 used the online version,
while 1415 used the paper version of the competition.
Surprisingly, 778 competitors (22.5%) chose to be anonymous
Perhaps this is due to the increased public awareness of
privacy issues, triggered by GDPR.
As it turns out,
59 points will be neede to qualify for the second round, and
45 points to get a diploma (not 46 as previously stated).
These numbers are higher than last year,
indicating that we are succeeding in bringing the level of
difficulty under control.
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 39 points
are among the top 49.04% of the participants.
From the fall of 2018, the
Centre for Mathematics Education
will take over much of the practical work
associated with the competition.
The biggest change is that the competition goes digital.
The practical details are still being worked out.
More details will appear later.
See also the Norwegian version of this announcement,
which is a bit more detailed.
Andreas Alberg came in 147th,
and Bjørnar Gullikstad Hem in 157th place,
among 594 competitors,
and won Bronze medals thereby.
Additionally, Erik Mingjun Ma received honourable mention
for his solution of Problem 1.
In the next four years, IMO will be arranged in the UK (2019),
Russia (2020), USA (2021), and then in Norway (2022).
The 2018 finals
The finals were held on 7 March at NTNU in Trondheim.
Andreas Alberg (Fagerborg skole) gained first place with 38 points.
Bjørnar Gullikstad Hem (Nadderud vgs)
and Erik Ma (Trondheim katedralskole) got second and third places,
with 34 and 31 points.
The prize ceremony was held at Frimurerlogen,
where the minister of education and integration, Jan Tore Sanner,
presented the prizes.
We have a more
detailed score board.