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The 2017 Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 7-July 1

The 2017 Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program will take place at Carnegie Mellon University between June 7-July 1. The camp is organized by the Mathematical Association of America  and it is run by the CMU faculty Po-Shen Loh (director) with the help of its associate director Razvan Gelca of Texas Tech University. They will be accompanied by other instructors (faculty, postdocs and Ph.D. students) from schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and University of Pittsburgh.  Moreover, this year is for the second time when MOP welcomes 16 international students from countries such as China, Hong Kong, India, Romania, Russia, and Singapore. The two amazing Romanian students are Ciprian Bonciocat and Mihnea Ocian from Tudor Vianu High School of Bucharest.  Another news is the fact that four Romanians will serve as academic instructors. Besides the associate director, Razvan Gelca and myself, Bogdan Ion and Irina-Roxana Popescu of University of Pittsburgh are in the staff as well. This is for the third time in the history of MOP when this happens. The last two times when MOP had four Romanian instructors was back in 2002 and 2016.

Classrooms are Wean 5403, Wean 5421, Margaret Morrison A14, Wean 8220, Gates 5222.

  • Students will be separated into four groups.
    • Black (24): USAMO winners and IMO team and many IMO-level students from other countries. The group will split dynamically into two parts for each class.
    • Blue (14): next top few from USAMO
    • Green (13) / Red (24): students in grades 9 and 10, plus girls, split into two groups. Green includes all returning students, and will be faster.
  • Red students will come with no prior MOP experience. Black level is quite impressive.
  • The timetable will be:
    • 8:30am – 10:00am (Lecture 1)
    • 10:15am – 11:45am (Lecture 2)
    • 1:15pm – 2:45pm (Lecture 3), or 1:15pm – 5:45pm
    • 7:30pm: optional-attendance evening research seminar

 

My schedule consists of 19 lectures and one seminar and more details are given below:

 


Lecture 1. Real analysis techniques in solving elementary problems I.

Group: Black 2

Time and date: 8.30-10 AM,June 7

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 2. Real analysis techniques in solving elementary problems II.

Group: Black 2
Time and date: 10.15-11.45 AM, June 9

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 3. Real Analysis techniques in solving elementary problems.

Group: Blue

Time and date: 1.15-2.45 PM, June 9

Location: Margaret Morrison A 14 Hall


Lecture 4. Algebraic integers and applications.

Group: Green

Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 12

Location: Wean Hall 5421


Lecture 5. Algebraic integers and applications.

Group: Red

Time and date: 10.15-11.45 AM, June 12

Location: Wean Hall 5403


Lecture 6. Real Analysis techniques in solving elementary problems.

Group: Black 1

Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 13

Location: Wean Hall 8220


Lecture 7. Sequences, series of real numbers and inequalities.

Group: Black 1

Time and date: 8.30-11, June 15

Location: Wean Hall 8220


Lecture 8. Sequences, series of real numbers and inequalities.

Group: Black 2

Time and date: 1.15-2.45 PM, June 15

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 9Sequences, series of real numbers and inequalities.

Group: Blue

Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 16

Location: Margaret Morrison A 14 Hall


Seminar. Euler’s formula(s) for Apery’s constant \zeta(3).

Group: Black (1 & 2), Blue, Red & Green

Time and Date: 8-9 PM, June 17

Location: Stever dorm


Lecture 10. Romanian Olympiad gems.

Group: Blue
Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 20

Location: Margaret Morrison A 14 Hall


Lecture 11. Romanian Olympiad gems.

Group: Black 2
Time and date: 1.15-2.45 PM, June 21

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 12. Maxima and minima in Euclidian geometry and beyond. Geometric and trigonometric inequalities.

Group: Blue

Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 26

Location: Margaret Morrison A 14 Hall


Lecture 13. Maxima and minima in Euclidian geometry and beyond. Geometric and trigonometric inequalities.

Group: Black 2
Time and date: 8.30-10 AM,June 27

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 14. Maxima and minima in Euclidian geometry and beyond. Geometric and trigonometric inequalities.

Group: Green
Time and date: 1.15-2.45 PM, June 27

Location: Wean Hall 5421


 Lecture 15. Advanced analytic methods in number theory I.
Group: Black 2
Time and date: 8.30-11 AM, June 28

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 16. Advanced analytic methods in number theory II.

Group: Black 2
Time and date: 8.30-11 AM, June 29

Location: Gates Hall 5222


Lecture 17. Maxima and minima in Euclidian geometry and beyond. Geometric and trigonometric inequalities.

Group: Red
Time and date: 1.15-2.45 PM, June 29

Location: Wean Hall 5403


Lecture 18. Romanian Olympiad gems.

Group: Green
Time and date: 8.30-10 AM, June 30

Location: Wean Hall 5421


Lecture 19. Romanian Olympiad gems.

Group: Red
Time and date: 10.15-11.45 AM, June 30

Location: Wean Hall 5403


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