Russians Are Best in Exact Sciences

27 May 2019
Russians Are Best in Exact Sciences
© Timur Magdiev

A high school student from Petersburg won an American Mathematical Society award.

Russian schoolchildren and students enjoy high-level training in mathematics, physics, computer science and other exact sciences as their victories at international competitions show. For example, Petersburger Ruslan Magdiyev, 17, won a top award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 in Phoenix, USA, in May. It is the most prestigious teenage competition involving more than 1,800 schoolchildren from 80 countries and regions every year. Some 20 Nobel Prize laureates in their school years took part in this contest whose unofficial name is “small Nobel prize.” Ruslan got the American Mathematical Society’s first award in Geodesics in the Discrete Heisenberg Group. The high schooler has already returned from the USA and is preparing for university entrance exams. He received offers from several international universities but preferred to get higher education in Russia. Other Russian schoolchildren showed good results too. For example, Daniil Kazantsev from Yekaterinburg won the second prize in Myelofon: Way of Expressing Thoughts for the People with Speech Disorders. Geidar Mamedov, St Petersburg, received the third prize in Stallings Geodesic Braids Conjecture.

Schoolchildren and students who train under the guidance of Russian university teachers are regular winners of competitions in other exact sciences. For example, 11th grader Grigory Bobkov from Moscow became absolute winner of XX Asian Physics Olympiad 2019 which took place in Adelaide, Australia, in May. The Russian team got two gold, four silver and one bronze. Russian students won another major victory at ICPC 2019 programming contest hosted by Porto, Portugal. Lomonosov Moscow State University won gold and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Higher School of Economics won bronze. The Russian teams were trained for both Olympiads by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology specialists.

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