Simon Marais Mathematics Competition - 12 Oct 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm



To register for the competition, please fill out the form here.

Registrations close on the 19th September.

The Simon Marais Mathematics Competition is an annual competition that aims to:
  • Encourage creative mathematical problem-solving among undergraduate students
  • Identify talented students across the Asia-Pacific region
  • Forge links between academics in the region
  • Promote healthy competition among students as well as between universities
Who was Simon Marais?​
Dr Simon Marais was a South African-born physicist who became a prominent contrarian asset manager in South Africa and later Australia. He maintained a life-long passionate interest in mathematics and mathematical problem solving after completing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in 1991. Dr Marais passed away on 26 February 2015, after battling metastatic cancer that had been discovered five months earlier. ​

Any undergraduate or honours student at a pre-registered University located between New Zealand Standard Time and Indian Standard Time, who has sat the exam at most three times previously.

Competition structure:
Students can enter individually or in pairs.

Over AUD100,000 in total prize money, with additional internship opportunities.

Saturday morning: Three hour closed book exam.
Saturday afternoon: Three hour closed book exam.
One of these sessions may include one open problem. Exam centres will be local universities that have registered for the Competition in advance.

​Curriculum or exam topics:
Typical undergraduate mathematics curriculum, with any special topics specified annually by the Problem Committee.

For more information, visit the Simon Marais website here.