University of Melbourne best performing Australian University in Simon Marais Mathematics Competition

Results from the international competition named the University of Melbourne as the best performing Australian university (3rd overall), and students Ilia Kucherov as 9th place for the individual section and Michelle Chen and Zoe Schwerkolt as 4th place in the pairs section.

The competition sees over 900 students from across the Asia-Pacific region work on complex problems in a closed book exam that transcends time-zones. The subjects of the exam includes typical undergraduate mathematics curriculum, and the competition is open to any undergraduate students.  The students compete not only for personal achievement but also a prize pool worth over $100,000 and internship opportunities.

A list of all the University of Melbourne winners is below.

Individual prize-winners, 9th place (joint): 393 students entered
Ilia Kucherov, a score of 37

Pairs prize-winners, 4th place (joint): 289 pairs entered
Michelle Chen & Zoe Schwerkolt, a score of 43

University prize-winners, 3rd place
The University of Melbourne, a score of 168

Ilia Kucherov, Michelle Chen and Zoe Schwerkolt also received extra prizes for being the top-performing Australian entrants.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!