Yearly Results for SFU Students

Putnam 2018 Results

Dear Putnam 2018 Participants,

Here are SFU's results for the 2018 Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which a total of 4623 students from the US and Canada participated.

13 SFU students sat the Competition, of whom six scored 10 or more points (corresponding to a placing in the top 25% of all 4623 participants). The pre-nominated SFU team placed 124th out of over 500 participating institutions.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in six exhausting hours of competition on a dark day last December! As promised, I will not publicise individual scores.

Please note that during the coming academic year 2019-2020 I will be on sabbatical, and that Dr. Amarpreet Rattan (a_rattan@sfu.ca) will be responsible for Putnam training and the Fall 2019 MATH 480W (The Art and Craft of Problem Solving) course. 


All the best
Jonathan

Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

Putnam 2017 Results

Dear Putnam 2017 Participants,

Here are SFU's results for the 2017 Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which a total of 4638 students from the US and Canada participated.

10 SFU students sat the Competition, of whom three scored 18 or more points (corresponding to at least two correct answers to the twelve questions, and a placing in the top 20% of all 4638 participants). The pre-nominated SFU team placed 124th out of over 400 teams.  

Special congratulations to Ningxin Wei, who placed in the Top 500 entrants.

And congratulations to everyone who took part in six exhausting hours of competition on a dark day last December! As promised, I will not publicise individual scores. You can find out your score by emailing me. For the first time, scores have been reported electronically and are available for each question individually!

I plan to start training sessions for the 2018 Putnam over the summer. If you’re interested in joining the Fall 2018 MATH 480W (The Art and Craft of Problem Solving) class and improving SFU’s performance in the 2018 Putnam then please drop me email.

All the best
Jonathan

Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

Putnam 2016 Results

Dear Putnam 2016 Participants,

Here are SFU's results for the 2016 Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which a total of 4164 students from the US and Canada participated.

10 SFU students sat the Competition, of whom 3 scored 19 or more points (corresponding to at least two correct answers to the twelve questions, and a placing in the top 20% of all 4164 participants). The pre-nominated SFU team placed 84th out of 415 teams.  

 

Unfortunately none of our entrants reached the threshold for a Top 500 placing, which last year was (an unusually high) 29 points.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in six exhausting hours of competition on a dark day last December! As promised, I will not publicise individual scores. You can find out your score by emailing me.  

 

I plan to start training sessions for the 2017 Putnam over the summer, and will email details soon. If you’re interested in joining the Fall 2017 MATH 480W (The Art and Craft of Problem Solving) class and improving SFU’s performance in the 2017 Putnam then please drop me email.

 

 

All the best
Jonathan

Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

Putnam 2015 Results

Dear Putnam 2015 Participants,

Here are SFU's results for the 2015 Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which a total of 4275 students from the US and Canada participated.

13 SFU students sat the Competition, of whom 4 scored 10 or more points (corresponding to at least one correct answer to the twelve questions, and a placing in the top 22% of all 4275 participants). The pre-nominated SFU team placed 109th out of 447 teams.   

Special congratulations to Matthew Burgess, who placed in the Top 500 entrants.

And congratulations to everyone who took part in six exhausting hours of competition on a dark day last December! As promised, I will not publicise individual scores. You can find out your score by emailing me.  

Special thanks to Avi Kulkarni for his help in the training sessions and on Putnam Day, and to Karen Yeats for invigilating both the morning and afternoon session on Putnam Day.

I plan to start training sessions for the 2016 Putnam over the summer, and will email details soon. If you’re interested in joining the Fall 2016 MATH 480W (The Art and Craft of Problem Solving) class and contributing to an even better SFU performance in the 2016 Putnam then please drop me email.

All the best
Jonathan

Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

Putnam 2014 Results

Dear Putnam 2014 Participants,

Here are SFU's results for the 2014 Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which a total of 4320 students from the US and Canada participated.

12 SFU students sat the Competition, of whom 11 scored 9 or more points (corresponding to at least one correct answer to the twelve questions, and a placing in the top 42% of all 4320 participants). The pre-nominated SFU team placed 69th out of 431 teams.

Adriano Arce and Koen van Greevenbroek placed in the Top 500. Koen’s performance is particularly noteworthy in that he is still in his first year of undergraduate studies and has not yet taken the Putnam training course The Art and Craft of Problem Solving (formerly MATH 370W, now renamed MATH 480W).

Congratulations to everyone who took part in six exhausting hours of competition on an unseasonably warm but nonetheless dark day last December! As promised, I will not publicise individual scores. You can find out your score by emailing me.

Special thanks to Avi Kulkarni for his help in the training sessions and on Putnam Day.

I plan to start training sessions for the 2015 Putnam over the summer, and will email details soon. If you’re interested in joining Koen in the Fall 2015 MATH 480W class and contributing to an even better SFU performance in the 2015 Putnam then please drop me email.

All the best
Jonathan

Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University