European Girls' Math Olympiad: New record for German schoolgirls

The German team was supported by the HCM as every year

Bonn, 20.04.2023. Germany's young female mathematicians have never done so well: At the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad 2023 (EGMO) in Portorož (Slovenia), the German team won two gold and two silver medals. A total of 214 young people from 54 countries took part in the top international tournament for mathematically gifted schoolgirls.

(c) Germany's EGMO team

Of the four German starters, Réka Wagener (18) from Siegen achieved the best result and won a gold medal. Vera Lavrovra (17) from Göttingen also won a gold medal. Tina Ding (16, Kempten) and Melia Haase (16, Zschopau) each received a silver medal. Overall, it is the best performance of a German team since the first participation in the tournament in 2018.

The four young mathematicians from the German team qualified for the EGMO as the best female participants in the pre-selection exams for the International Mathematical Olympiad 2023. In two four-and-a-half-hour exams, the female students tackled a total of six complex mathematical problems. The students were accompanied to Slovenia by head of delegation Susanne Armbruster and her deputy Luise Puhlmann, both PhD students at the Bonn Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics.

The European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) is an international mathematics competition for mathematically gifted schoolgirls, which is based on the International Mathematical Olympiad in terms of form and procedure. Since 2012, more than 50 countries from around the world have participated in the junior tournament each year. Each country can send a maximum of four female students to compete. In Germany, the "Bundesweiten Mathematik-Wettbewerbe des Talentförderzentrums Bildung & Begabung" and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn organize the selection and preparation of the German team.

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