Master of Mathematics 04.03.13

As we reported a couple of weeks ago in the article entitled Mathematical Magician, from Wednesday 27th February to Monday 4th March (2013), Matei Mandache (Year 13) was representing the UK in the ‘Romanian Master of Mathematics’ competition in Bucharest. He performed extremely well in the two very tough examinations, each of which lasted four and a half hours, and his superb marks placed him in equal third position out of the 91 contestants, all of whom were from elite Olympiad countries around the world. As a result, Matei won a Gold medal, to go with his Silver medal from last year’s Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Turkey, and Bronze medal from last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad in Argentina.

Matei helped the UK to a very pleasing third place out of the fifteen competing teams, just behind the USA and Russia, and well ahead of host country Romania; Matei was the top scorer in the UK team, and this follows his perfect marks in both rounds of the British Mathematical Olympiad, so this year he has been the best school mathematician in the whole of the United Kingdom.