Top Young Problem Solvers Vie for Quiet Glory

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Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 596-599
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.596

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FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA-- Once a Soviet-bloc monopoly, the International Mathematics Olympiad now draws competitors from 83 countries worldwide--and counting. For those who excel, the olympiad offers a showcase for their talents and a springboard toward a scientific career. Many IMO medalists have gone on to become top researchers in mathematics or related sciences.