Marie Françoise Ouedraogo

(Text by Jenneke Krüger) Marie Françoise Ouedraogo grew up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She enjoyed doing maths in primary and secondary school and obtained good results without too much effort. So she studied mathematics at the University of Ouagadougou, where she wrote her first doctoral thesis on Lie Superalgebras, with …

Meet the committee: Accommodation

What do we do as the Accommodation committee? Before the EGMO we communicate with hotel Zuiderduin about every detail concerning the rooms and halls which the organisation and attendants are going to use. We provide guides and maps, manage the meeting halls and assign the rooms. We will play our …

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 …