Israeli Pride at the World Mathematical Championships: Israel’s student team won first place in the international student competition, beating teams from many countries, including Russia, Spain, USA, the Netherlands and England. 546 students from 96 universities from around the world, lasting five days, at the end of which the Israeli team scored the highest individual and team score (234 points).
Exercises at the highest level
The Israeli team included six students, five of them from Tel Aviv University: Shav Regavim and Noam Ta Shema, who won 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the individual rankings, Lior Hadasi and Omer Bozen from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Roi Sinai from the School of Computer Science Belvatnik and the School of Mathematical Sciences, along with student Ohad Sheinfeld from the Department of Mathematics at Bar-Ilan University, and the members of the mathematics team were accompanied by coaches Dan Carmon and Lev Radziwilovsky from the School of Mathematical Sciences.
“The feeling is great. The competition was tough, we were under time pressure to answer all the questions and I am glad we met the goals we set for ourselves. On a personal level the victory is a very big achievement, but mostly I enjoyed the challenge of solving math exercises at the highest level,” said Regavim. Second place in the personal ranking.
Compete against the best young minds in the world – online
“I am proud of our excellent students who brought great honor to the state and the university,” said Prof. Elon Solan of the School of Mathematics, who is in charge of the team, adding, “Israeli students competed against the best young minds in the world, demonstrating highly impressive mathematical knowledge. “They have to solve very complex equations under the pressure of time and in a competitive environment. I am sure that in the coming years the talented students will lead the Israeli economy and academia to many achievements.”
“The competition was tough and challenging. Our students competed successfully against very strong students from all over the world, and turning the Olympics online forced us all to make the necessary adjustments. The Israeli team showed very high abilities and I am proud of the students for the impressive achievement,” concluded team coach Dan Carmon.
In second place in the competition was ranked the University of St. Petersburg (Russia, 233 points), in third place the University of Moscow (Russia, 185 points) and in fourth place the University of Budapest (Hungary, 176 points). Also, the University of Bonn (Germany) is ranked 8th, the University of Madrid (Spain) is ranked 14th, the University of Maryland (USA) is ranked 18th, the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) is ranked 33rd, and the University of Warrick ( England) in 48th place.
The team’s coach, Dan Carmon
Achievements of members of the Israeli student team:
- Shav Regavim, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (2nd place in the personal ranking, the categoryGrand First Prize)
- Noam Ta Shema, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (3rd place in the personal ranking, theGrand First Prize)
- Ohad Sheinfeld, Department of Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University (6th place in the personal ranking, category Grand First Prize)
- Roi Sinai, Belvatnik School of Computer Science and School of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University (9th place in the personal ranking, the categoryGrand First Prize)
- Lior Hadassi, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (Category H(First Prize
- Omar Bozen, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (Category H(First Prize