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IMO's Golden Boy Makes Perfection Look Easy

Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 597
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.597

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Summary

Even in the rarefied world of mathematics competitions, Reid Barton is one of a kind. This year, the soft-spoken, unassuming 18-year-old senior from Arlington, Massachusetts, became the first person to win four gold medals in 4 years at the International Mathematics Olympiad.