Australian Olympians ready to take on the world in mathematics and informatics
Ten of Australia’s best students have made the teams to represent Australia at the International Mathematical Olympiad and International Olympiad in Informatics, taking place in July and August.
James Bang (Year 10, Baulkham Hills High School), Matthew Cheah (Year 12, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School), Linus Cooper (Year 11, James Ruse Agricultural High School), William Hu (Year 11, Christ Church Grammar School), Hadyn Tang (Year 8, Trinity Grammar School) and Guowen Zhang (Year 11, St Joseph’s College) were named as the members of the 2017 team for the International Mathematical Olympiad, and will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 12th to the 23rd of July. Richard Gong (Year 12, Sydney Grammar School), Charles Jameson (Year 12, Sydney Grammar School), Jerry Mao (Year 11, Caulfield Grammar School) and Angus Ritossa (Year 10, St Peter’s College) make up the team heading to the International Olympiad in Informatics and will be heading to Tehran, Iran, from the 28th of July to the 4th of August.
The Olympians received their Australian team blazers before the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, at an official team announcement ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra, on Monday 19 June.
This year’s youngest Olympian, Hadyn Tang said: ‘I am looking forward to being able to challenge myself at the IMO [International Mathematics Olympiad], and to have the opportunity to explore more areas of mathematics and meet other mathematical peers.’
These students have spent a year in exams and intensive training to make the cut. They came from a pool of more than 25,000 students through extension programs and qualifying exams. After making a shortlist of 150, they attended intensive training schools for ultimate selection to the teams.
The Olympiad programs are funded through the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, with additional sponsorship from Optiver.
|International Olympiad in Informatics
28 July – 4 August, Tehran, Iran
|Richard Gong||Year 12||Sydney Grammar School||NSW|
|Charles Jameson||Year 12||Sydney Grammar School||NSW|
|Jerry Mao||Year 11||Caulfield Grammar School||VIC|
|Angus Ritossa||Year 10||St Peter’s College||SA|
|International Mathematical Olympiad
12–23 July, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|James Bang||Year 10||Baulkham Hills High School||NSW|
|Matthew Cheah||Year 12||Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School||VIC|
|Linus Cooper||Year 11||James Ruse Agricultural High School||NSW|
|William Hu||Year 11||Christ Church Grammar School||WA|
|Hadyn Tang||Year 8||Trinity Grammar School||VIC|
|Guowen Zhang||Year 11||St Joseph’s College||QLD|