On the 18th of December Ariel University, Israel held the first round of The Third Open Online Olympiad in Mathematics. Representatives of 14 countries participated in this tour. YSU four participants from ten became prize holders. Results of the contest, which lasted for 5 hours, became known after 2 weeks, on the 1st of January - a perfect New Year gift for our students.
Armen Nurbekyan is a 4th year student. Having solved 6 out of 10 proposed problems of varying complexity and gaining 216 points, he became not only the best participant from Armenia, but the absolute champion of the entire Olympiad. By the way, his result was higher than the runner-ups result for 50 points.
Vardan Voskanyan (MA, 1st year), Anush Martirosian (4th year) and David Karagulyan (3rd year) won bronze medals. By the way, the team results are not taken into account in this competition.
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics Arthur Sahakyan is very pleased with the victories of his students, but notes that the victories have become common and predictable for the faculty: In recent years the Olympic Movement has become a good tradition. Students are very active, whereas we are trying to help.
This appearance is the third for the students of this faculty in this online competition. Last year they won one golden, three silver and two bronze medals. Certificates and medals were sent by post and the first place holder had received a financial prize, too.
Compared with other Olympiads there is a wider choice of problems here. In other places you need to work on all tasks simultaneously, but here - by choice. Moreover, the principle of evaluating is also very interesting: each problem is estimated as follows: 1000 points are distributed among all participants who solve this problem, - said the team manager, lecturer Rafael Barkhudaryan.
Armen Nurbekyan was born in 1987 in Yerevan. His father is an engineer, mother - economist. Armen is the graduate of the Gymnasium after Anania Shirakatsi. Before finishing school, he twice participated in international competitions and became the bronze prize holder. Olympiad is just a sport, not evaluation. There are people who work faster, other - slow, but it is not the way to define the level of knowledge, - said Armen. By the way, he likes sports, too: football, basketball, table tennis.
Anyway, second round is coming, but members have not yet been decided. Hopefully, the good tradition will be continued.