Gold for Leiden Maths team
During the prestigious International Mathematics Competition in Blagoëvgrad, Burgary, the Leiden University team won one golden and four silver medals. The team included maths students Bob Zwetsloot, Daan van Gent, Onno Berrevoets, Pim Spelier and Wessel van Woerden.
This is the first time that the Leiden team has succeeded in winning the gold medal. Even more special is the fact that it was first-year student Pim Spelier who collected the prize.
This year, 331 students from 71 different universities worldwide participated in the two-day competition. Each day, the participants had to face five challenging mathematical issues that they had to solve within five hours.
The Leiden team was led by PhD student Raymond van Bommel and supported by the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University.
Pim Spelier: 65 points (gold)
Onno Berrevoets: 44 points (silver)
Wessel van Woerden: 40 points (silver)
Bob Zwetsloot: 35 points (silver)
Daan van Gent: 32 points (silver)