Simon Marais Mathematics Competition - 12 Oct 2019 11:00am - 7:00pmREGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! 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
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. Eligibility:
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.
Students can enter individually or in pairs. Prizes:
Over AUD100,000 in total prize money, with additional internship opportunities. Exam:
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.