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  Register of Former Australian Mathematics Olympians

Australia's participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad is directed by the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee, a department of the Australian Mathematics Trust. Any information on whereabouts of the Olympians below would be appreciated and can be directed to Mike Clapper. It is suggested at least degrees (inc University) awarded, years, and current activity would be of interest at a minimum. Anyone who has a home page which they would like to hot-link, please advise your URL. Finally if anyone has any old photos we are looking for some to add to this page. They can be sent to Mike Clapper and if hard copy you will definitely get them back!

  • 1981 Washington (23rd of 27)
    • Alan Blair, Sydney Grammar School, Year 9, NSW
      After obtaining BSc and BA (hons) at Sydney University, Alan studied mathematics at MIT, completing his PhD in 1994. Until 1997 he was a post-doctoral fellow in cognitive science at Brandeis University. In 2002 he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, but in 2006 is in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of New South Wales.
    • Jim Farmer, Waratah High School, NSW
      Jim is an actuary. He was at MLC Life and is now a Lecturer in the Department of Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University.
    • Geoffrey Heenan, St Joseph's College, NSW
      In 1996 studying for PhD in Economics at Columbia University, New York. In 2000 was teaching Economics at Columbia University. In 2003 working for the International Monetary Fund.
    • Wing On Lam, Strathfield South High School, NSW
    • Stephen McKay, Dalby State High School, Qld
    • Ken Ross, Mount Scopus Memorial College, Vic
      Ken studied Computer Science at Stanford University. He is now an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. He got a national young investigator award from the National Science Foundation in 1994.
    • Ken Skinner, Boonah State High School, Qld
      Ken has a BSc with first class honours in Physics from the University of Queensland (1986) and a PhD in the field of Hypersonic Aerodynamics from the University of Queensland (1994). Currently (2007) he works for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Enoggera, Queensland as a Senior Research Scientist developing Command and Control Support Systems.
    • Richard Wilson, The King's School, NSW, Bronze
      PhD, Mathematics, University of Newcastle, 1989, on modelling and planning of health care systems. Now lives in Trent, Italy, working for the European Christian Mission at the Evangelical Church of Trent, and for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students at the University of Trent.

    [IMO 1981 Team]

    Our only image of this team. Jim Williams (Team Leader) is at left, Professor George Szekeres (Deputy Leader) is at right. The team is (back, from left) Stephen McKay, Alan Blair, Ken Ross, Ken Skinner, Wing On Lam, (front, from left) Geoffrey Heenan, Richard Wilson, Jim Farmer.


  • 1982 Budapest, Hungary (21st of 30)
    • Alan Blair, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
      Selected for second time. See 1981.
    • David Chalmers (also Wikipedia reference), Unley High School, SA, Bronze
      David obtained a BSc (Hons) in mathematics at the University of Adelaide in 1986. He received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University (1987 to 1988) but then turned his mind to philosophy. He received a PhD in philosophy and cognitive science at the University of Indiana in 1993. He then spent 2 years as a McDonnell Fellow at Washington University in St Louis. From August 1995 he was in the Department of Philosophy in the University of California, Santa Cruz. His book "The conscious mind: in search of a fundamental theory" was published by Oxford University Press in 1996. He also had an article in the December 1995 edition of Scientific American. He was was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona from 1999 to 2004, and that since 2004 he has been an ARC Federation Fellow, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University.
    • Ken Ross, Mount Scopus Memorial College, Vic
      Selected for second time. See 1981.
    • Dirk Vertigan, Elizabeth Matriculation College, Tas
      BSc (First Class Hons, Maths), U Tas, 1987. MSc U Tas 1987 (took 9 months). Took up a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a DPhil at Oxford University supervised by Dr Dominic Welsh. In 1990 awarded Oxford University Senior Mathematics Prize for best dissertation by a mathematics DPhil student. DPhil, 1991. Postdoctoral fellow at DIMACS (NJ, USA) 1991-2. Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics, Bonn, Germany, 1992-3. At Louisiana State University since 1993: Assistant Professor 1993-1998, Associate Professor 1998-2003, Full Professor 2003-present.

    [IMO 1982 Team]

    This photograph was taken at the first ever training camp, held at the University of Newcastle in 1982, and includes the 1982 IMO team.

    The picture shows Paul Erdös, centre, who attended the camp. Paul passed away in 1996. On left is Mr Jim Williams, of the University of Sydney, who was Team Leader. Jim died in 1993. Second from left is Professor Bernhard Neumann, of the Australian National University, who was the founding Chairman of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee. Professor Neumann died in the year 2002 at the age of 93. On the right is Professor George Szekeres, of the University of New South Wales, who was Deputy Team Leader. Professor Szekeres turned 90 in May 2001. George passed away in 2005.

    The students, from left to right, are Alan Blair, Ken Ross, David Chalmers and Dirk Vertigan.


  • 1983 Paris, France (19th of 32)
    • David Baldwin, Pulteney Grammar School, SA
      David studied Maths and Computing at the ANU, obtaining BSc (Hons) in 1987. He is now Head of the Teaching and Learning Technology Support Unit at the ANU.
    • Andrew Kepert , Churchlands Senior High School, WA, Bronze
      BSc (Hons, Maths), UWA, 1989. PhD (Maths) ANU, 1992. Andrew's PhD supervisors were Rick Loy and George Willis. From 1992 to 1995 he held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Copenhagen, Oklahoma State University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Alberta. He is now a Lecturer in Mathematics at the Central Coast Campus of the University of Newcastle, NSW and is doing research in Functional and Harmonic Analysis. In 2007 he is joining the Problems Committee of the Australian Mathematics Competition.
    • Richard Moore, Prince Alfred College, SA, Bronze
      BSc (Hons) in Maths and Computer Science at ANU, 1987. Worked in the finance industry in Sydney until 2000, firstly at Bankers Trust until 1996 and then at Salomon Smith Barney as a Director in their Equity Capital Markets group. He now lives in Brisbane, where he was from 2003 to 2010 the Chief Executive Officer of Dark Blue Sea, an internet company. Since 2010 he works for Esri Australia.
    • Stephen Tyler, Knox Grammar School, NSW
      BSc (CompSci, Maths), Sydney, 1987 BE (Hons, Electrical), UTS, 1990 Master of Engineering Management, UTS 1995 with IEAust MEM Prize Worked in a variety of engineering roles before being a Marketing Manager and Research Manager at Canon. Left Canon in 2000 to found an internet consulting company, eBusiness Results, in Newcastle.
    • Dirk Vertigan, Elizabeth Matriculation College, Tas, Silver
      Selected for second time. See 1982.
    • Christopher Watson, Glenmore State High School, North Rockhampton, Qld


  • 1984 Prague, Czechoslovakia (15th of 34)
    • Alan Blair, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Bronze
      Selected for third time. See 1981.
    • Jonathon Ennis, Melbourne C of E Grammar School, Vic
      Now Jonathon Ennis-King. In 1985-1988 he completed a BSc (Hons) degree in mathematics, with minors in physics, chemistry and computing. In 1989-1993 he completed his PhD in the department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences, ANU. In 1993-5 he had a postdoctoral position at the department of mathematics, University of Melbourne. In 1996-7 he had a postdoctoral position in Physical Chemistry 2, Lund University, Sweden. Since Feb 1998 he has been a postdoc at the Research School of Chemistry at ANU, broadly working in chemical physics and statistical mechanics, but from an applied maths perspective. In 2006 he is with the CSIRO Division of Petroleum in Melbourne.
    • Matthew Hardman, Knox Grammar School, NSW, Bronze
      BSc (Hons I) in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney. In 1996 finishing off a PhD in asset pricing models at University of Sydney. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and has been a personal tutor for Olympian team members for six years.
    • Andrew Jenkins, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW
      BSc (First Class Hons, University Medal), Sydney. Then studied for PhD, Computer Science at University of Sydney. Later worked for Bain & Co in Sydney, and in 2001 worked for Deutsche Bank in London. In 2006 he is working in London for the Royal Bank of Scotland, developing and testing pricing models for the Credit Derivatives trading desk.
    • John Kramer, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
      BSc (Hons I) in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, 1988. After 3 years designing and writing foreign exchange options software at Macquarie Bank, he moved to be the Software Design Lead at accounting software house Ceedata (which through mergers became Xlon, Solution6, and - after he left in 2001 - a division of MYOB). In 2001 he moved to the country, where he has three young children, has built his own house, and grows olives.
    • Michael Peake, Prince Alfred College, SA, Silver
      Undertook postgraduate study at Oxford University. Now working in the IT industry in Adelaide for an organisation called dspace, and is active in training the local students. He is State Director of AMOC for South Australia.

    [IMO 1984 Team]

    The above photo is of the New South Wales members of this team. Clockwise from top left Andrew Jenkins, Alan Blair, John Kramer and Matthew Hardman.


  • 1985 Helsinki, Finland (11th of 38)
    • Shane Booth, Wanganui Park High School, Shepparton, Vic, Bronze
      Shane completed a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Melbourne in 1988.
    • John Graham, St Ignatius College, Riverview, NSW, Silver
      John was Deputy Leader of Australia's IMO team in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Following his PhD at Sydney in 1996 under Gus Lehrer, he held post docs at Aarhus, Denmark 96-97 and Imperial College, London 97-99 in Pure Mathematics before becoming a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham (England). Since leaving academia in 2002, he has worked in the infrastructure sector of finance at Mercer, Babcock & Brown, Alinta Energy and Corality Financial Group where he is currently a director.
    • Alasdair Grant, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Bronze
      Alasdair graduated MA (Hons I) from Cambridge in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is still in Cambridge, working for ARM, developing optimizing compilers. ARM is the company which designs processors for most of the big mobile phone manufacturers, including Nokia and Apple.
    • Andrew Hassell, Christ Church Grammar School, WA, Gold
      BSc (First Class Hons, Maths, with University Medal) ANU. PhD at MIT. Went at Stanford but returned to ANU in 1996 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2002 he became a Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the ANU. From 2010 Andrew has been appointed an ARC Future Fellow, located still at the ANU.
    • [Andrew Hassell]

      Andrew points to the scoreboard which shows him to be Australia's first IMO Gold Medallist.

    • David Hogan, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW
      David obtained a PhD (Hierarchical Fair Queuing in Network Gateways) and later worked for nCube in California and the Bell labs. He died in the United States in April 2003, aged 34.
    • Catherine Playoust, Loreto Kirribilli, NSW
      Australia's first female representative. L Mus A in clarinet, pass with distinction, 1989. BA (Hons I in music), University of Sydney, 1990. Proctor & Gamble Scholarship, 1990. Formerly a member of the University of Sydney's Computational Algebra Group, which develops the Magma Computer Algebra System and a casual with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Completed a Bachelor of Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney in 1996. Newman College Archbishop Mannix Travelling Scholarship, 1996-1998. Licentiate in Theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998. Doctor of Theology (ThD) in New Testament and Christian Origins at Harvard Divinity School, 2006.

    [IMO 1985 Team]

    The team planting a tree in Finland, from left Andrew Hassell, Geoff Ball (Deputy Leader), Alasdair Grant, Oli (Guide), Catherine Playoust, John Graham, Shane Booth and in front David Hogan.


  • 1986 Warsaw, Poland (15th of 37)
    • Adrian Chen, Prince Alfred College, SA
      Awarded a BSc in 1990.
    • David Hogan, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 1985.
    • Ross Jones, Rosny College, Tas, Bronze
      Studied for Honours in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Tasmania.
    • Catherine Playoust, Loreto Kirribilli, NSW, Bronze
      Selected for second time. See 1985.
    • Ben Robinson, Narrabundah College, ACT, Bronze
      Ben completed a combined Arts/Science bachelor degree at ANU specialising in Philosophy and Mathematics. He has experimented with self-sufficiency rural living, and is (2003) a single parent. His main interests are in computer programming, sport (especially Australian Football) and music.
    • Terry Tao, Blackwood High School, SA, Bronze
      BSc (First Class Hons, Pure Maths), Flinders 1992 (the youngest ever). Was later awarded a Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award to study for PhD at Princeton University. Finished his thesis in May 1996 and at the age of 24 became a full Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. In 2006 he was awarded a FIELDS MEDAL, the highest award in Mathematics, of status equal to that of a Nobel Prize.
      Terry was one of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize winners in 2014.

    [IMO 1986 Team]

    The team, from left, David Hogan, Aina (Guide), Catherine Playoust, Ross Jones, Terry Tao, Ben Robinson and Adrian Chen.


  • 1987 Havana, Cuba (15th of 42)
    • Kin Yan Chung, Duncraig Senior High School, WA, Silver
      BSc (First Class Hons, Maths), UWA. Graduated from Princeton University with a PhD in Mathematics in June 1997. Then lived in Vienna, Virginia (not Austria) and working as a Business Analyst for Capital One Services, one of the top ten credit card issuers in the US.
    • Jonathan Potts, Brisbane Grammar School, Qld
      Completed BE (Elec and Comp) (First Class Honours) UQ 1992. BSc (First Class Hons, Maths), UQ 1993. Worked in engineering and programming jobs from 1994-2000, since then self-employed doing web design. Did 12 months of PhD program at UNSW in 1995 in area of automated design optimisation. Since 2000, increasingly moving from volunteer to paid employment as a sports administrator for ultimate frisbee. Member of Australian Ultimate Frisbee team 1994-2004, since 2000 as captain. Currently (2004) CEO of Australian Flying Disc Association and Secretary-General of World Flying Disc Federation.
    • Ben Robinson, Narrabundah College, ACT, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1986.
    • Luke Seberry, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
      BEc (Macquarie) + Actuarial studies. Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries worked for AMP, then for Sun Insurance, later in Taiwan studying Mandarin.
    • Terry Tao, Blackwood High School, SA, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1986.
    • Ian Wanless, Phillip College, ACT
      Has worked for Questacon (The National Science and Technology Centre) and CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club. In 1997 he completed a PhD in combinatorics at ANU, entitled Permanents, Matchings and Latin Rectangles. Following that he undertook postdoctoral work in graph theory at the University of Melbourne. From Oct 1999 to Feb 2003 he was a junior research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford. He then did another postdoc at ANU before being appointed Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University at the start of 2005. In 2006 he moved to Monash University where he is a QEII Fellow.

    [IMO 1987 Team]

    The team, from left, Ben Robinson, Kim Yan Chung, Terry Tao, Jonathan Potts, Ian Wanless, Luke Seberry and Geoff Ball (Deputy Leader).


  • 1988 Canberra, Australia (17th out of 49)
    • Geoffrey Bailey, St Aloysius College, NSW, Bronze
      Geoffrey has an Honours Degree in Computer Science from Sydney University. He is currently (1996) working as a computer programmer with the Computational Algebra Group at Sydney University.
    • Martin Bush, Brisbane State High School, Qld, Hon Men
      BSc with first-class honours in physics in 1994 from UQ, where he was also involved with the Student Union, as editor of Semper Floreat and Treasurer. Moved to ANU in 1996 and in 2000 completed an MSc in Scientific Communication with a thesis on the interaction between Western and Indigenous Australian knowledge systems, and editing Antitheses, the Postgraduate newsletter. In 2002 Martin is employed by Museum Victoria and is a Curator, Science Communication, at the Melbourne Planetarium. A commitment to alternative forms of social organisation is best demonstrated by his enthusiasm for cycling.
    • David Jackson, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
      Studied at the University of Sydney from 1989. He completed a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney in 1997. His supervisor was Professor Gus Lehrer and the title of his thesis was On nilpotent orbits of type $G_2$. He graduated with his PhD on 29 May 1998. He was due to commence a 2 year post doctoral fellowship at MIT. He died while attending a conference in Denmark in August 1998.
    • Jeremy Liew, Duncraig Senior High School, WA
      BSc (hons) in Maths and BA in Linguistics from ANU. Two years with McKinsey & Co (management consulting) in Sydney and Johannesburg. Two years at an internet startup called CitySearch in Los Angeles. Stanford for two years to get an MBA. Two years in New York as VP of Strategic Planning for Interactive Corp, an internet and ecommerce holding company that owns CitySearch, Ticketmaster, Home Shopping Network, Expedia, Hotels.com, Match.com and others. Moved to Washington DC in 2002 to be Chief of Staff to the CEO of America Online. In 2004 and 2005 was General Manager of Netscape, responsible for the browser and portal (www.netscape.com). In 2006 is a partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners in Menlo Park, California.
    • Martin O'Hely, Salesian College, Vic
      B.Sc. with first class honours in pure mathematics (1993) at Monash University. After a very brief time at ANU (March to August 1993) completed an MA in Mathematics in January 1997 and a PhD in mathematics at the University of Minnesota in December 2000. His Thesis title was Extensions of Interacting Particle Systems Methods in Mathematical Population Genetics. At that stage he was already doing a postdoc in the Biology department at the University of Oregon (1999--2001). He then had another postdoc in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley 2001--2003, followed by a postdoc with the Evolution et Diversite Biologique group at the Universite Paul Sabatier and CNRS in Toulouse 2003-4. In September 2004 he started as a Research Fellow with the Univeristy of Queensland site of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems. His interests revolve broadly around stochastic modelling in mathematical biology and especially in population genetics.
    • Terry Tao, Blackwood High School, SA, Gold
      Selected for the third time. See 1986.

      [Terry receives gold medal]

      Terry receives his Gold Medal from the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Bob Hawke.

    [IMO Team 1988]

    The team, from left, Jeremy Liew, Martin Bush, Geoff Bailey, Terry Tao, David Jackson and Martin O'Hely.


  • 1989 Braunschweig, West Germany (22nd of 50)
    • Kevin Davey, St Kevin's College, Vic, Bronze
      Kevin received BSc (Hons) at Monash University in 1992, MA (Mathematics) UCLA in 1996, MA (Physics (University of Pittsburgh in 2003), and PhD in Philsophy at the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. In 2005 he was located at the University of Kansas Philosophy Department. Since 2006 has been a Professor in the philosophy department at the University of Chicago.
    • Christopher Eckett, Brisbane Grammar School, Qld
      BE (Mechanical Engineering, First Class Hons, University Medal), UQ, 1993. MSc (Aeronautics), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 1995. PhD (Aeronautics), California Institute of Technology, 2000. Currently (2003) working for United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut, performing computations and analysis for jet engine and scramjet engine combustion research.
    • Philip Gleeson, St Joseph's College, NSW
      After one year of chemical engineering at Sydney University, Phil switched to a science degree focusing on biology. He continued to study mathematics because it was challenging and it gave him skills other biologists lacked. His Honours project involved modelling the interactions between parasitic wasps and their hosts. Phil is now a data analyst for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries in Cairns. He uses satellite technology and mathematics to model the population of Papaya Fruit Fly and to monitor eradication measures.
    • Mark Kisin, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Silver
      Obtained BSc (First Class Hons, Maths), Monash. He then graduated with a PhD at Princeton University and in 1999 worked at the University of Sydney on an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research interests are in Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory. In 2003 he was at the University of Münster. As of 2006 a full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. In about 2008 he moved to Harvard.
    • Alan Offer, Caboolture State High School, Qld, Silver
      BSc (First Class Hons, University Medal) UQ 1994; PhD (finite geometry, supervisors Christine O'Keefe & Rey Casse) Adelaide Uni 2000. Moved to Spain, relaxing for awhile, but then teaching maths and comp sci at St Louis Uni (Madrid campus). In 2002, he moved to Universiteit Gent in Belgium, where his research interests primarily concerned generalized polygons. In 2006 he returned to Australia, left academia, and worked in the private sector and conducted private consultancy, supplemented with some casual University teaching. Since 2008 he has been providing enrichment mathematics at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology. In 2011 he has started a GDipEd at QUT.
    • Brian Weatherson, Mazenod College, Vic, Bronze
      Brian was enrolled in an Arts/Law degree at Monash majoring in philosophy. In 1994 he completed honours in philosophy, with his thesis being in modal logic. He then completed a PhD in philosophy, also at Monash, and discontinued the law degree. After working at Syracuse University, he then became an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Brown University, Rhode Island.

    [IMO 1989 Team]

    The team, from left, Brian Weatherson, Mark Kisin, Alan Offer, Kevin Davey, Philip Gleeson, Christopher Eckett, and Geoff Ball (Deputy Leader).

    It should be noted that Danny Calegari, Melbourne Grammar School, was originally selected for the team, but withdrew before the team departed.

    He completed his BA(Hons) at Melbourne University in 1994, and obtained the AO Capell Scholarship for Graduate study at Melbourne. He also obtained the Mary Stella Langford travelling scholarship to Berkeley.

    1997: He studied for a PhD at UC Berkeley in "low *dimensional* topology" - i.e. dimensions 2,3,4; e.g.: theory of mapping class groups, the virtual fibration conjecture for 3-manifolds, Seiberg-Witten theory, finite-type invariants.

    Starting in Fall 2000 he became Benjamin Peirce Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvard. His research interests are low-dimensional topology, particularly the theory of foliations and geometric structures in 3-manifolds.

  • In 2008 Danny is the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at California Institute of Technology.


  • 1990 Beijing, China (15th of 54)
    • Timothy Adam, Scotch College, Vic, Silver
      Timothy graduated from Science and Engineering at the University of Melbourne and is now working as an engineer.
    • Angelo Di Pasquale, Eltham College, Vic, Bronze
      BSc (First Class Hons, Maths), Monash. Completed a PhD at Melbourne University in 1999, while holder (1995 to 1998) of the AO Capell Scholarship. The title of his thesis was Links and Complements of Arrangements of Complex Projective Plane Algebraic Curves. It was supervised by Walter Neumann. In 1997 Angelo became Deputy Leader of Australia's IMO team, a position he held until 2001. In 2000 appointed Director of Training for the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Program. In 2002 he became Leader of Australia's IMO Team. Angelo also qualified as L. Mus A. pianoforte in 1993 (music diploma by AMEB for executive abilty, i.e. actual playing, not just study). He also taught some enrichment mathematics at three Victorian High Schools in the periods 1998 to 2000 and 2004 to present.
    • Joseph Lau, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Bronze
      Joseph completed an undergraduate degree with first class honours and University Medal from the University of Sydney. In 2001 he is working for William Mercer in Sydney.
    • Elisabeth le Strange, Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School, NSW, Bronze
      Elisabeth graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) University of Sydney in Theoretical Physics in 1994, Grad Dip (Sec), University of Sydney, secondary science teaching in 1995 and Certificate in Theology at Moore College, also in 1995. She graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1999. She was (about 1997?) engaged to Keith Brain, who was in the Australian Physics Olympiad team in 1990. She retired from the Sydney Youth Orchestra at the end of 1997 after 10 fantastic years. In 2006 she is married to Keith Brain and has 2 children. She is undertaking specialist medical training at Oxford University.
    • Brian Weatherson, Mazenod College, Vic, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1989.
    • Dominic Yip, Crows Nest High School, NSW, Bronze
      In 2006 Dominic is working in Sydney for Canon Information Systems Research Australia.

  • 1991 Sigtuna, Sweden (20th of 56)
    • Angelo Di Pasquale, Eltham College, Vic, Bronze
      Selected for second time. See 1990.
    • Anthony Henderson, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Bronze
      In 1996 Anthony completed first class honours in Pure Mathematics, with University Medal, at the University of Sydney. He went on to MIT where he completed a PhD in 2001 with thesis Character Sheaves on Symmetric Spaces, supervisor George Lusztig. In 2001 he became a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney, and is a Lecturer from January 2007.
    • Luke Kameron, Knox Grammar School, NSW, Hon Men
      Luke graduated with a commerce degree and is now working for the Macquarie Bank.
    • Joanna Masel, Methodist Ladies College, Vic, Bronze
      In 1995 Joanna completed a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) at the University of Melbourne. She spent 1996 backpacking around the world. Until Oct 1997 she was a visiting researcher at the Genome Center, Stanford University. In October 1997 she started a PhD in mathematical biology at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, completing in 2001. From 2000 to 2003 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Since 2004 she has been an Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.
    • Justin Sawon, Heathfield High School, SA, Hon Men
      Justin graduated with a Science degree from the University of Adelaide. He completed a PhD on Rozansky-Witten invariants of hyperkähler manifolds in 1999 at the University of Cambridge and has gone on to work at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University.
    • Meng Tan, Brisbane Grammar School, Qld
      MB BS (Hons) 1997 UQ, BSc (Mathematics) 1996 UQ, AMusA (Violin) 1995. In 2004, working at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) in Neurology.


  • 1992 Moscow, Russia (19th of 56)
    • Adrian Banner, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Hon Men
      In 1996 completed Honours in Pure Mathematics at University of New South Wales with Professor Michael Cowling. In 2002 he completed a PhD at Princeton.
    • Benjamin Burton, John Paul College, Qld, Year 12, Gold
      In 1996 Ben finished a BSc (Hons) and BA at the University of Queensland and in 1997 commenced a PhD in geometric topology at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Hyam Rubinstein. He spent much of 2000 and 2001 based at Oklahoma State University. After graduating with his PhD Ben became a post-doctoral Fellow at RMIT University, before working in the finance industry for some time. In 1999 and 2000 Ben was Deputy Leader of the Australian Informatics Olympiad Team and was been Leader from 2001 to 2008. He was always Director of Training for the Australian Informatics Olympiad Program, during this time from 1998, until elected to the International Scientific Committee of IOI in 2008. In 2009 Ben commenced as a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Queensland. In 2010 he was appointed as a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow.
    • Frank Calegari, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Year 12, Bronze
      After obtaining a BSc(Hons) in mathematics at the University of Melbourne, Frank completed a PhD in number theory under Ken Ribet at Berkeley in 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Frank was a Benjamin Peirce Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Harvard. As of 2006, Frank is an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Northwestern University.
    • Anthony Henderson, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1991.
    • Lawrence Ip, Melbourne Grammar School, Year 12, Vic
      Upon obtaining a BSc(Hons) and BE(Hons) in mathematics and electrical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Lawrence went on to pursue a PhD at UC Berkeley. After spending two years working in information theory, he changed direction and began research into algorithms for quantum computers. He finished his thesis in July 2004 and will be joining Google in August 2004.
    • Rupert McCallum, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Bronze
      Rupert completed B.Sc. with Honours 1 in Pure Maths in 2003, at UNSW. He submitted his Ph.D. thesis, at UNSW, on 29 March 2007. It is about generalizations of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry.


  • 1993 Istanbul, Turkey (13th of 73)
    • Frank Calegari, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1992.
    • William Hart, Elizabeth Matriculation College, Tas, Silver
      William studied science at the University of Tasmania, completing in 1998, and completed an Honours year in Mathematics at the University of Tasmania in 2000, gaining First Class Honours. In 2001 he commenced a PhD in Mathematics at Macquarie University, Sydney, and completed in 2004, with thesis titled Evaluation of the Dedekind Eta Function. In 2004 and 2005 he was at Leiden Univerity as a postdoc and in 2005 and 2006 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since October 2006 he has been a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.
    • William Hawkins, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Bronze
      William studied Science at the Australian National University, and gained First Class Honours in Mathematics at the end of 1998, winning the University Medal. In 2000 he also completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Latin and Classical Greek. He then took a year off to teach in Namibia. In 2001 he enrolled at MIT in a PhD program in Economics and completed this in 2006. His supervisors were Daron Acemoglu and Ivan Werning and disertation had the title Essays in Search Theory. From 2006 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester.
    • Anthony Henderson, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Gold
      Selected for the third time. See 1991.
    • Rupert McCallum, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 1991.
    • Simon Schwarz, Moriah War Memorial College, Bellevue Hill, NSW, Bronze
      In 1996 Simon is studying 2nd year Science at the University of Sydney.


  • 1994 Hong Kong (12th of 69)
    • William Hawkins, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1993.
    • James Lefevre, Launceston College, Tas, Silver
      In 1995 James commenced studying Science at the University of Tasmania. After graduating he studied for a PhD at the University of Queensland. He completed a PhD with thesis Graphical Trades under the supervision of Elizabeth Billington in 2005 and since then has been lecturing at the University of Queensland.
    • Chaitanya Rao, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Hon Men
      In 2000 he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne with a BE (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. Since September 2001 he has been a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2002 he obtained an MS in Electrical Engineering at Caltech and commenced PhD studies in wireless communication theory.
    • Andrew Rogers, Scotch College, Vic, Bronze
      In 1999 Andrew obtained Honours in Mathematics (Operations Research) at the University of Melbourne. In 2002 he completes his PhD in mathematics at the University of Melbourne and will then take up a position with the ANZ Bank.
    • Nigel Tao, Westminster School, SA, Bronze
      Nigel completed a BSc (Hons) at the ANU in Computer Science in 2000. In 2002 he was working for WhizBang! labs in Pittsburgh. In 2006 he is working for Google in Sydney.
    • Akshay Venkatesh, Scotch College, WA, Bronze
      Akshay completed First Class Honours in Mathematics at the University of WA in 1997. He was the youngest student to have been admitted to that University and the youngest ever to achieve First Class Honours. In 2002 completed a PhD in Number Theory at Princeton University. In 2004 a Clay Research Fellow at MIT. In 2009, Akshay, now a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, won the 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan prize for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the great Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. The prize, worth US$10,000, is only awarded to those under the age of thirty-two (the age of Ramanujan at his time of death). (Thanks to Terry Tao for this news.)
      In 2010 he was an invited lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians.


  • 1995 Toronto, Canada (21st of 73)
    • Christopher Barber, Carine State High School, WA, Hon Men
      Christopher studied at the Australian National University.
    • Gordon Deane, Kenmore High School, Qld, Bronze
      Gordon studied at the Australian National University.
    • Jian He, University High School, Vic, Silver
      In 2002 Jian has completed an Honours BSc in mathematics and an MSc at the University of Melbourne. In 2002 he took up studies toward a PhD at Stanford.
    • Nigel Tao, Westminster School, SA, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 1994.
    • Trevor Tao, Brighton Secondary School, SA, Bronze
      Trevor studied at the University of Adelaide for a double degree, BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) with B.Mus. (double major in piano performance and composition), which he completed in 2000. In 2006 he worked at DSTO (Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation) in Salisbury, a northern suburb of Adelaide, as an Applied Mathematician. There he became interested in Image Analysis and is now proceeding to a PhD in Applied Mathematics in this area which he is expected to complete in 2007. He also represented Australia in the International Chess Olympiad in 1994.
    • Herbert Xu, Canterbury Boys High School, NSW, Bronze
      Herbert completed a degree in Computer Science and Technology at the University of Sydney, then obtained BSc (Hons) at UNSW in 1998. He went on to work with Ursys Pty Ltd in Sydney.


  • 1996 Mumbai, India (23rd of 73)
    • John Dethridge, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic
      John studied for an Honours degree in Science at the University of Melbourne from 1997 and completed in 2001. In 2002 he commenced a PhD in combinatorics at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor Tony Guttman. In 2011 he is working for Google California and was featured on ABC's Catalyst for his role in solving the God's Number Rubik's Cube problem.
    • Daniel Ford, James Sheahan High School, Orange, NSW, Bronze
      Daniel went to the University of Sydney, where he completed a science degree, majoring in mathematics, with first class honours, in 2000. He has gone on to proceed toward a doctorate at Stanford University.
    • Jian He, University High School, Vic, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1995.
    • Alexandre Mah, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Bronze
      Alexandre completed a Science Degree at the University of New South Wales and in 2004 is proceeding towards a PhD there.
    • Daniel Mathews, Scotch College, Vic, Bronze
      Daniel completed BSc (Hons, mathematics), LlB (Hons) and Diploma Modern Languages (Italian) all in 2003 at the University of Melbourne. In 2004 he is proceeding to an MSc in Topology under supervision of Craig Hodgson, also at the University of Melbourne, and then plans to go to Stanford for study towards a PhD. He was Deputy Leader of Australia's IMO Team from 2002 to 2004. In 2011 doing postdoctoral work at Boston College.
    • Brett Parker, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Vic, Silver
      Brett studied Science at Monash University. At the end of 2000 he graduated with first class honours in pure mathematics, with Professor Klaus Ecker as supervisor. In 2002 he started as a PhD student at Stanford University.

    [IMO Team 1996]

    The team leaving Singapore airport for India, from left Daniel Mathews, Alexandre Mah, Daniel Ford, John Dethridge, Jian He, Brett Parker.


  • 1997 Mar del Plata, Argentina (9th of 82)
    • Norman Do, Melbourne Grammar School, Vic, Silver
      Norman studied Science/Engineering at the University of Melbourne and in 2002 graduated with Honours in Mathematics. In 2003 he commenced a PhD at the University of Melbourne with Paul Norbury as supervisor, as part of the University's Geometry and Topology research group.In 2008 he finished his PhD and moved in 2009 to McGill University in Montreal as a post-doc. He then moved back to a post-doc position at the University of Melbourne and in 2012 was appointed to a permanent academic position at Monash University. He was Deputy Leader of Australia's IMO team from 2005 to 2008.
    • Stephen Farrar, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Gold
      Stephen started studying Engineering at the University of New South Wales in 1999. After graduating with BE (Telecommunications) and BSc with Honours in Mathematics and University Medal he started work in 2003 as a professional engineer, working with Canon Information Systems Research Australia, in Sydney.
    • Justin Ghan, Pembroke College, SA, Silver
      In 1999 Justin started studying Engineering at the University of Adelaide under the Andy Thomas Scholarship. In 2003 he had graduated and gone to do further study at UC Berkeley.
    • Jonathan Kusilek, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, NSW, Bronze
      Studying Science at the University of Sydney from 1998 and awarded the Levey Scholarship No. 1 for Physics in 1999.
    • Thomas Lam, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Gold
      B Sc (Hons) (Pure Maths) (University Medal) at University of New South Wales. In 2002 proceeding toward a PhD at MIT. As of 2005 is a Benjamin Peirce Assistant Professor at Harvard.
    • Daniel Mathews, Scotch College, Vic, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1996.

    [Gold Medallists 1997]

    Thomas Lam (left) and Stephen Farrar, with their Gold Medals after the Closing Ceremony.


  • 1998 Taipei, Taiwan (13th of 76)
    • Andrew Cheeseman, Mentone Grammar School, Vic, Bronze
      Andrew started study at the University of Melbourne in 2000.
    • Geoffrey Chu, Scotch College, Vic, Silver
      In 2002 is studying second year Science at the University of Melbourne.
    • Stephen Farrar, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 1997.
    • Justin Ghan, Pembroke College, SA, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1997.
    • Justin Koonin, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Silver
      Studying Science/Law at the University of Sydney form 1999 and in 2000 was awarded the Cadbury-Julius Sumner Miller Scholarship No. 1 in Physics. After a break due to illness resumed in third year in 2004.
    • Hiroshi Miyazaki, Scotch College, Vic, Silver
      In 1999 Hiroshi is studying first year Science/Engineering at the University of Melbourne.


  • 1999 Bucharest, Romania (15th of 81)
    • Andrew Cheeseman, Mentone Grammar School, Vic, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1998.
    • Geoffrey Chu, Scotch College, Vic, Year 11, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 1998. Note that Geoffrey's score was one less than the highest at this IMO.
    • Peter McNamara, Hale School, WA, Year 10, Bronze
      In 2002 Peter commenced study and in 2005 completed BSc (Hons, Advanced Mathematics) at University of Sydney. In 2010 he completed a PhD in pure mathematics at MIT. In 2011 he is a Szego Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.
    • Allan Sly, Radford College, ACT, Year 11, Hon Men
      Completed a Science degree with first Class Honours in Mathematics at the Australian National University. In 2009 completed a PhD at UC Berkely, and went on to a post doc at Microsoft Research.
    • Kevin Sun, James Ruse Agricultural College, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
      Has completed Commerce/Science, majoring in Actuarial Studies and Mathematics, at the University of New South Wales, including First Class Honours in Mathematics and University Medal. In 2004 starts a PhD there under the supervision of Tony Dooley.
    • Kester Tong, Lake Ginninderra College, ACT, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2001 began a Science degree at the Australian National University, and completed this in 2003. In 2004 he obtained First Class Honours in Mathematics at the ANU. In 2005 he worked as an exchange student in Germany and in 2005 completed an ANU Masters while living in Denmark. He became involved in Game Theory and this has led him to commencing a PhD in Economics in 2007 at Stanford University.

    [IMO Gold medallists]

    Four of Australia's six IMO Gold Medallists (at the time) were present during the training of the 1999 team in Sydney. Getting together here were, from left, Thomas Lam (Mar del Plata 1997), Ben Burton (Moscow 1992), Andrew Hassell (Helsinki 1985) and Stephen Farrar (Mar del Plata 1997). The other two Gold medallists, Terry Tao (Canberra 1988) and Anthony Henderson (Istanbul 1993) are both in the United States, Terry as a Professor and Anthony studying.


  • 2000 Taejon, South Korea (16th of 82)
    • David Chan, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 10
      David commenced medicine together with some mathematics subjects at the University of New South Wales in 2003.
    • Geoffrey Chu, Scotch College, Vic, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the third time. See 1998.
    • Peter McNamara, Hale School, WA, Year 11, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 1999.
    • Thomas Sewell, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      In 2001 Thomas commenced study, including mathematics, at the University of New South Wales.
    • Allan Sly, Radford College, ACT, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 1999.
    • Thomas Xia, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
      From 2000 to 2004 Thomas studied at UNSW Commerce majoring in Actuarial and Finance. From 2005 to present (2009) he has been working as a derivatives trader, trading markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea.


  • 2001 Washington, USA (25th of 83)
    • David Chan, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2000.
    • Peter McNamara, Hale School, WA, Year 12, Gold
      Selected for the third time. See 1999.
    • Hugh Miller, Barker College, NSW, Year 12
      In 2002 Hugh commenced study of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Commerce at the University of Sydney.
    • Bobbi Ramchen, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Vic, Year 10, Bronze
      Went on to study commerce at the University of Melbourne.
    • Stewart Wilcox, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2003 Stewart completed a BSc (advanced mathematics) degree at Sydney University with Honours in mathematics. In 2004 he also completed Honours in Physics. In 2005 he completed a MSc in mathematics at Sydney supervised by David Easdown; the title of his thesis being Cellularity of Twisted Semigroup Algebras of Regular Semigroups. In 2006 Stewart has commenced a PhD in mathematics at Harvard.
    • Zhao Yiying (Sally), Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Vic, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2007 in fifth year towards a Medicine/Arts double degree at the University of Melbourne, including some subjects in Latin and philosophy. She still maintains an active interest in mathematics, and especially enjoys teaching at AMOC training schools. She hasn't entirely eliminated the possibility of doing some further study in mathematics in the future! Her other interests are in music, especially the violin, with active involvement in the Australian Doctor's Orchestra.


  • 2002 Glasgow, UK (26th of 84)
    • David Chan, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the third time. See 2000.
    • Andrew Kwok, University High School, Vic, Year 12
      In 2003 will start study in Commerce/Science at the University of Melbourne.
    • Nicholas Sheridan, Scotch College, Vic, Year 12, Silver
      In 2003 Nicholas commenced a Science Degree at the University of Melbourne. In 2009 he is proceeding towards a PhD at MIT, specialising in geometry.
    • Gareth White, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Hon Men
      In 2003 Gareth started BSc (Advanced Mathematics) at the University of Sydney.
    • Stewart Wilcox, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 2001.
    • Zhao Yiying, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Vic, Year 12, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2001.

    [Princess Anne Stewart Wilcox]

    Stewart Wilcox receives his Gold Medal from Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, at the Closing Ceremony.

    [Aus IMO team 2002]

    The Australian team, from left, Daniel Mathews (Deputy Leader), Andrew Kwok, Gareth White, Zhao Yiying (Sally), David Chan, Stewart Wilcox, Nicholas Sheridan, Dr Angelo Di Pasquale (Team Leader) after the Closing Ceremony.


  • 2003 Tokyo, Japan (26th of 82)
    • Ross Atkins, Pembroke School, SA, Year 12, Bronze
      In 2008, Ross completed a Bachelor of Maths and Computer Science Degree at Adelaide University with a major in pure mathematics. He later studied honours at the Australian National University, under Professor Michael Barnesley, looking at Fractal Geometry and Iterated-Function Systems over Euclidean Space. In 2012 He commenced a PhD in Extremal Combinatorics at Oxford University.
    • Zhihong Chen, Melbourne High School, VIC, Year 12, Hon Men
    • Laurence Field, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Silver
      Laurie studied Mathematics, Statistics and Law at the University of Sydney from 2005. In 2008 he graduated as Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Pure Mathematics. In 2009 he commenced a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Chicago, and is working in probability.
    • Ivan Guo, Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2008, Ivan completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours at the University of Sydney, with a major in Financial Mathematics and Statistics. In 2009 Ivan has commenced a PhD in Mathematics at the University of New South Wales. Currently he is continuing his studies at the University of Sydney under Professor Marek Rutkowski, looking at a mixture of Multi-Person Games and Derivative Pricing. Ivan has been Deputy Leader of Australia's IMO Team from 2009.
    • Marshall Ma, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Hon Men
    • Daniel Nadasi, Cranbrook School, NSW, Year 11, Silver
      Daniel commenced study at the ANU in 2005, focusing on Mathematics and Computer Science. In late 2007, he graduated with a BS (Double Mathematics) degree, and offered a Software Engineering position with Google in Sydney. As of December 2009 he is still at Google Sydney and has worked on Google Tasks, Closure Tools, and Maps Advertising among other things.

    [team]

    The team after closing ceremony, back row Angelo Di Pasquale (Team Leader), Zhihong Chen, Marshall Ma, Daniel Matthews (Deputy Leader). Front Row Ross Atkins, Daniel Nadasi, Laurence Field, Ivan Guo.


  • 2004 Athens, Greece (27th of 85)
    • Laurence Field, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2003.
    • Ivan Guo, Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 2003.
    • Alex Hua, Scotch College, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
    • Kamil Khan, St Michael's Grammar School, VIC, Year 12
    • Daniel Nadasi, Cranbrook School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2003.
    • Graham White, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Hon Men
      In 2009 Graham has been studying a BSc (Adv Maths) / BCom at the University of Sydney, and is planning on honours in physics and pure mathematicss in the next two years.

    [team]

    The team after closing ceremony, Daniel Matthews (Deputy Leader), Ivan Guo, Alex Hua, Kamil Khan, Laurence Field, Graham White, Hans Lausch (Manager), Daniel Nadasi, Angelo Di Pasquale (Team Leader).


  • 2005 Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (25th of 91)

    • Sam Chow, Scotch College, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
      In 2009 completed his 4th year of studying commerce and science at the University of Melbourne. He intends to study mathematics much further.
    • Stephen Muirhead, Scotch College, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
      As at 2009 Stephen is studying Mathematics and Law at the University of Melbourne. He expects to undertake Honours in Maths in 2011.
    • Vinoth Nandakumar, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze
    • Konrad Pilch, St Peter's College, SA, Year 11, Bronze
      Konrad commenced in 2007 a double degree in mechatronic engineering and mathematics at the University of Adelaide . He expects to finish this in 2011 and pursue a PhD in number theory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also been a live-in instructor at recent Olympiad training camps and helping with mathematics enrichment teaching at a few high schools in South Australia.
    • Kim Ramchen, Melbourne Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
      Studied Science at Melbourne University 2006 to 2008 with majors in Computer Science and Statistics. Completing Honours in 2009. Had also commenced study of Engineering, winning Dean's Honours prize from 2006 to 2008 but decided to concentrate on Science.
    • Graham White, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2004.

    [IMO 2005 Team]

    The team, from back row, left Stephen Muirhead, Kim Ramchen, Graham White, Vinoth Nandakumar, (from row) Konrad Pilch and Sam Chow after receiving their medals at the Closing Ceremony in Merida on 18 July, the day of Hurricane Emily.


  • 2006 Ljubljana, Slovenia (26th of 92)

    • Charles Li, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
    • Vinoth Nandakumar, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2005.
    • Matthew Ng, Scotch College, VIC, Year 12, Hon Mention
      In 2007, Matthew commenced a MBBS/B.Med.Sci degree at the University of Melbourne. He maintains an active interest in mathematics, teaching at AMOC training schools and other events through the year.
    • Vinh Pham, Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
    • Konrad Pilch, St Peter's College, SA, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2005.
    • Graham White, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the third time. See 2004.

    [IMO 2006 Team]

    The team after the Closing Ceremony. From left Matthew, Vinh, Vinoth, Charles, Graham and Konrad.


  • 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam (22nd of 93)

    • Ildar Gaisin, All Saints Anglican School, QLD, Year 12, Bronze
      In 2008 commenced study at King's College, University of Cambridge. In 2012 has completed a Masters in Cambridge and working on a second Masters in Paris. Has not yet decided where to go for a PhD.
    • Giles Gardam, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      2011 Graduation speech at Hurlstone on You Tube.
    • Sen Lin, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Hon Mention
    • Irene Lo, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2009 Irene commenced a liberal arts degree at Princeton University. She intends to major in mathematics.
    • Max Menzies, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Silver
      In 2009 Max commenced study at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
    • Anthony Morris, Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
      In 2008 Anthony commenced a 4-year mathematics degree at UNSW.

    [IMO 2007 Team]

    The team after the Closing Ceremony, from left Ildar, Max, Giles, Anthony, Irene and Sen.


  • 2008 Madrid, Spain (19th of 93)

    • Paul Cheung, Sydney Technical High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
    • Andrew Elvey Price, Brunswick Secondary College, VIC, Year 11, Silver
    • Giles Gardam, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2007.
    • Irene Lo, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2007.
    • Max Menzies, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2007.
    • Sampson Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze

    [IMO 2007 Team]

    The team after the Closing Ceremony, from left Angelo Di Pasquale (Team Leader), Andrew Elvey Price, Irene Lo, Max Menzies, Sampson Wong, Giles Gardam, Paul Cheung and Norman Do (Deputy Leader).


  • 2009 Bremen, Germany (23rd of 104)

    • Aaron Chong, Doncaster Secondary College, VIC, Year 11, Silver
    • Andrew Elvey Price, Brunswick Secondary College, VIC, Year 12, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 2008.
    • Stacey Law, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
      In 2011 Stacey commenced Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Law at the University of Sydney.
    • Alfred Liang, Trinity Grammar School, VIC, Year 11, Bronze
    • Dana Ma, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Hon Mention
    • Sampson Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Gold
      Selected for the second time. See 2008.

    [IMO 2009 Team]

    The team after the exams with Australian Fields Medallist, and former IMO Gold Medallist Terry Tao, from left Dana, Stacey, Andrew, Aaron, Terry, Alfred and Sampson.

    [IMO 2009 Team Gold Medallists]

    Sampson and Andrew display their Gold Medals after the Closing Ceremony.


  • 2010 Astana, Kazakhstan (15th of 96)

    • Aaron Chong, Doncaster Secondary College, VIC, Year 12, Gold
    • Timothy Large, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
    • Stacey Law, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2009.
    • Kiho Park, Mount Waverley Secondary College, VIC, Year 12, Silver
    • Sampson Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the third time. See 2008.
    • David Vasak, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Hon Mention
      In 2011 David commenced study of mathematics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

    [Team]

    The team after the Closing Ceremony in Astana, from left Aaron, Timothy, Stacey, Kiho, David and Sampson.


  • 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands (25th of 101)

    • Nancy Fu, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
    • Declan Gorey, Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
    • Timothy Large, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2010.
    • Colin Lu, Melbourne Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
    • Yanning Xu, St Peter's College, SA, Year 11, Silver
    • Angel Yu, Perth Modern School, WA, Year 12, Bronze

    The team was presented with their medals at the Closing Ceremony.

    [Team]

    The team after the Closing Ceremony, from left Ross Atkins (assisting Leader with coordination), Graham White (Deputy Leader), Nancy, Colin, Tim, Declan, Angel, Yanning, and Ivan Guo (Leader).


  • 2012 Mar del Plata, Argentina (27th of 100)

    • Kaimyn Chapman, All Saints Anglican School, QLD, Year 12, Silver
    • Nancy Fu, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2011.
    • Alexander Gunning, Glen Waverley Secondary College, VIC, Year 9, Bronze
    • Jason Kwong, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
    • John Papantoniou, Sydney Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
    • Yanning Xu, St Peter's College, SA, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2011.

    [Team]

    The team by the beach at Mar del Plata after the Closing Ceremony, with their medals, from left John Papantoniou, Alexander Gunning, Jason Kwong, Nancy Fu, Kaimyn Chapman and Yanning Xu.


  • 2013 Santa Marta, Colombia (15th of 97)

    • Alexander Chua, Christ Church Grammar School, WA, Year 12, Bronze
    • Alexander Gunning, Glen Waverley Secondary College, VIC, Year 10, Gold, ranked 8th
      Selected for the second time. See 2012.
    • Jason Kwong, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
      Selected for the second time. See 2012.
    • Seyoon Ragavan, Knox Grammar School, NSW, Year 9, Bronze
    • Rachel Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
    • Jonathan Zheng, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver

    [Team]

    Proudly displaying their medals (and team mascot) at the Closing Ceremony, L to R: Seyoon Ragavan, Jonathan Zheng, Alexander Chua, Jason Kwong, Rachel Wong and Alexander Gunning.


  • 2014 Cape Town, South Africa (11th of 101)

    • Alexander Gunning, Glen Waverley Secondary College, VIC, Year 11, Gold, ranked equal 1st in the world.
      Selected for the third time. See 2012, 2013.
    • Seyoon Ragavan, Knox Grammar School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze
      Selected for the second time. See 2013.
    • Mel Shu, Melbourne Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Silver
    • Yang Song, James Ruse Agricultural High School, Year 11, Bronze
    • Praveen Wijerathna, James Ruse Agricultural High School, Year 12, Silver
    • Damon Zhong, Shore School, NSW, Year 12, Silver

    [Team]

    The 2014 IMO Team (and team mascot) L to R: Seyoon Ragavan, Mel Shu, Damon Zhong, Yang Song, Praveen Wijerathna and Alexander Gunning. Behind them the Deputy Leader, Andrew Elvey Price, is partly visible.


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