Marie-Sophie Germain

(Text by Mar Curcó Iranzo) Marie-Sophie Germain was born on April 1, 1776 in Paris. She was the daughter of a family of successful silk merchants and grew up into the Parisian bourgeois, one of the highest social classes of Paris at that time. Germain was introduced to political and …

Meet the committee: guides

The guides committee has to provide every team of participants with a guide who shall be with you during your stay in the Netherlands. The committee shall be at Egmond all week to support the guides. “Hi, I am Ellen, I have a degree in applied mathematics and work as …

Karma Dajani, interview

(Interview by Marieke van den Wegen and Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Utrecht, September 2019. We asked Karma to explain the field she works on and the sort of research she does, in words that can be understood by high school students. K: I am sitting in the Probability group but …

Karma Dajani, her life

(Text by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès. Interview by Marieke van den Wegen and Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Mathematician Karma Dajani was born in Lebanon, in the Middle East. She explains: “I went to American schools, so I had a good education.” Karma loved math from the beginning and she was …

Meet the committee: coordination

During the EGMO the contestants get to tackle six hard problems each. As a result there will be over 1200 (partial) solutions to check. It is the Coordination Committee’s responsibility to ensure that all of this work gets graded in a consistent and fair manner. Consequently all students get the …

Pilar Bayer i Isant, her life

(Text and interview by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Pilar Bayer i Isant was born February 13*, 1946 in Barcelona. She is a renowned specialist on number theory and the founder of the Seminari de Teoria de Nombres de Barcelona (Barcelona Number Theory Seminar), which currently gathers internationally acclaimed researchers in …

Meet the committee: organisation

The Organising Committee, as the name suggests, is responsible for organising a smooth and fun EGMO2020. Fortunately, we don’t need to do this all by ourselves. We are assisted by approximately thirty other enthusiastic volunteers, distributed over a dozen other committees. Each of these committees is in charge of a …

Emily Riehl, pt. 2

(Interview by Mireia Martínez i Sellarès) Last week we shared with you the first part of our interview with category theorist Emily Riehl. We talked about mathematical competitions, female mathematicians helping each other progress in academia, and the importance of asking questions in class. This week we are back with …