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Middle European Mathematical Olympiad organized in Varazdin, Croatia 2011
By Željko Hanjš and Darko Žubrinić | Published  09/12/2011 | Events , Education | Unrated
60 contestants and 20 team leaders from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland




All team leaders of the MEMO olympiad in the city park of Varaždin.

 
About Middle European Mathematical Olympiad - MEMO

The Middle European Mathematical Olympiad (MEMO) is the continuation of Austrian-Polish Mathematical Competition (APMC), held 29 times from 1978 to 2006. Now ten countries participate in the MEMO: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Similar to the IMO, each country participates with at most six students and two team leaders. At a meeting of representatives of MEMO countries held in 2006 during the IMO in Slovenia it was pointed out that one of the goals of the new competition was to enable a larger number of students to gain experience in international competitions. Therefore, the teams participating in the MEMO are typically disjoint from the IMO teams (except the Slovenian team). Also, in order for MEMO to help younger students prepare for some future International Mathematical Olympiad, students in their senior year are not eligible to be in the MEMO team.

The most important part of the MEMO are the individual and team competition, each lasting five hours. The problems are of the "olympic" type, typically divided into four areas: algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory. At the individual competition the students solve one problem from each area. The team competition test consists of eight problems, two from each area (although at the first two MEMOs the team competition also had only four problems). In team competition the students solve the problems together, which gives the competition a very special atmosphere. The team part of the competition existed also at the APMC, but it is otherwise a rarity in mathematical competitions.

The whole program lasts for one week. Besides the individual and team competition, it contains excursions, entertainment and sports activities.

The 5th Middle European Mathematical Olympiad was held in Varaždin, Croatia, from 1st to 7th September 2011. About a hundred participants are expected, including 60 contestants and 20 team leaders and their deputies. The organiser of the 5th MEMO is Croatian Mathematical Society in cooperation with Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varaždin. The competition will be held in Prva Gimnazija (First Gymnasium) Varaždin. Financial support is provided by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and other sponsors.

Source memo2011.math.hr


Organising Committee

prof.dr. Hrvoje Kraljević, President, President of the Croatian Mathematical Society
Matija Bašić, dipl. ing.
doc.dr. Mea Bombardelli
prof.dr. Ilko Brnetić
prof.dr. Blaženka Divjak, Vice-rector of the University of Zagreb
Milada Erhatić, prof.
doc.dr. Zlatko Erjavec
dr. Željko Hanjš
prof. dr. Tihomir Hunjak, Dean of Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varaždin
Tonći Kokan, dipl. ing.
Anica Kovač, prof.
Tomislav Pejković, dipl.ing.
Branko Topić, prof.

Problem Committee

Matija Bašić, dipl. ing.
prof. dr. Andrej Dujella
Ivan Kokan, MSc ing. comp.
Tonći Kokan, dipl. ing.
prof. dr. Mario Krnić
Tomislav Pejković, dipl. ing.



Math problems for the 2011MEMO competition in Varaždin, Croatia



Austria


Czech Republic


Germany


Hungary


Lithuania


Poland


Slovakia


Slovenia


Switzerland


Croatia


The most successful team of the MEMO olympiad: Poland

Awarded Croatian students:


On the left dr. Mea Bombardelli and on the right prof.dr. Hrvoje Kraljević, both of the University of Zagreb



On the right prof.dr. Ilko Brnetić, University of Zagreb

Results of students from other countries can be seen on memo2011.math.hr


Croatian team with its coat of arms.


Professor Gerd Baron, Austria, spiritus movens of the MEMO Olympiad, enjoying in Varaždin.


The Varaždin Gymnasium where the MEMO competition was held.


Student dormitory and hostel in Varaždin, where the teams where lodged.


Opening of the 5th Middle European Mathematical Competition on the Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varaždin, Croatia.


Professors Ilko Brnetić, Croatia, and Gerd Baron, Austria.


The International Jury of the 5th Middle European Mathematical Olympiad at work in Varaždin.


Enjoing in the city of Varaždin


Entertainment at the closing ceremony of the MEMO competition in the Varaždin County Palace.


Dr. Pascal Su announcing the forthcoming 2012 MEMO competition in Switzerland.
Behind him dr. Mea Bombardelli, prof.dr. Hrvoje Kraljević and prof.dr. Ilko Brnetić from the University of Zagreb.


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