The Arg Which He Won To 560 Mathematicians At The OlympicsFriday 14th of October 2011 10:01:41 AM
Ariel Zylber, 1 ORT school 5th year student, won the gold medal at the international Olympiad held in Amsterdam, in which he competed 560 boys from 101 countries
Ariel Zylber, had to solve problems of combinatorics, geometry and algebra
Argentine science continues to reap achievements. This time it was the turn of mathematics. A few months ago, in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, ran the international chess Olympiad (IMO), where a young Argentine won the gold medal for the fourth time in the history of the country. The protagonist is Ariel Zylber, student of 5 ° year of school I ORT, who 17 won the top prize of the mathematical contest aimed at students from high school all over the world.
101 Countries, and 560 boys during two days surrendered tests in four-hour and a half, which consisted of solving three problems participated. He is not mathematical analysis (which is an area being studied in the school or high school), but another type of problem, less schematic and more creative. "They are problems of combinatorial geometry, algebra." Very difficult tests. The first day I could solve a very difficult problem of combinatorics, that very few people he had left, and that helped me take clean and jerk and win. "He spoke of mills of wind, as the Netherlands", commented on time Argentine brand new gold medallist, Boca fan and fan of basketball, which last year won a gold medal in the Olympics of the Southern Cone.
Next year will begin the University: "I am seeing if further mathematics or computer science." "Security will be in Buenos Aires." University City is already known by the boys. There they had a month of intensive preparation prior to competition, in 12 hours, with two coordinators Conference. This year, the headquarters was much more pleasant for Ariel to the difficult Kazakhstan of 2010: "It is a very nice city, but it always rains."
Ariel stressed that "Latin America mathematical argentina is considered the best", and requested that "education in schools is less mechanical, that we should think more". "The Olympics allows approaching the boys to a part of mathematics more creative, more varied, which usually is not in school, and that is elementary." That does not require much theory to understand. "The problems are designed for people not study mathematics and well as its resolutions", told this newspaper Martín Mereb, the first gold medalist of the country, in the chess Olympiad of Taiwan in 1998. "As a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, I can say that the level of teaching is very good, and as a teacher of the CBC in the secondary are much less than a few years ago." "In terms of research I think that we are going well," he added.
The next year, the competition will be in the Argentina, and headquarters would Mar del Plata. Martin, who made Ph.d. in Austin, Texas, commented "abroad is not so common to see so many women studying mathematics, as it happens here". And he was surprised "the little math they handle the guys who want to enter exact or engineering in comparison with the last ten years." In secondary looks little or left to give. "Most of the errors in the boys are basic." Martin received his medal for more than ten years, and between differences in that period this, remarked "there is now more scholarships, many more researchers and more subsidies".
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