2015 Summer IMO Training Camp (15ss009)


Dorette Pronk (Dalhousie University)

Lindsey Shorser (University of Toronto)

Jacob Tsimerman (Princeton)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "2015 Summer IMO Training Camp" workshop in Banff from June 21 to July 5, 2015.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the "world championships" among high school math contests. It is held every year somewhere in the world, with Canada and about 100 other countries each sending up to six high school students to compete. The contest lasts two days, and on each day the students are given three very tough math problems to solve within 4 1/2 hours.

Each year, the Canadian Mathematical Society holds a Training Camp just before the IMO, attended by the six students selected for our Team, plus a few adult trainers. Once again this year, this Training Camp will take place at BIRS. Here our six-student Team will receive intensive training in the form of practice contests and lectures.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).