Saturday, 13 October 2018

Simon Marais Mathematics Competition 2018


Simon Marais Mathematics Competition is a competition for undergraduates in the Asia-Pacific region; it is inspired by the ​William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

Who was Simon Marais?​
Dr Simon Marais was a South African-born physicist who became a prominent contrarian asset manager in South Africa and later Australia. He maintained a life-long passionate interest in mathematics and mathematical problem solving after completing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in 1991. Dr Marais passed away on 26 February 2015, after battling metastatic cancer that had been discovered five months earlier. ​

Competition Date: 13 October 2018 (Saturday)

The prizes are attractive, with cash about AUD100,000 in total, and additional corporate prizes & internship opportunities available to some entrants.

Individual prizes:
First: A$5,000
Second: A$3,500
Third: A$1,500
Fourth to Tenth: A$1,000 each

Pairs prizes:
First: A$10,000
Second: A$7,000
Third: A$3,000
Fourth to Tenth: A$2,000 each

University prizes:
First: A$20,000
Second: A$15,000
Third: A$10,000

​Australia-wide prizes:
Best individual entry: A$1,500
Best pairs entry: A$3,000

Last year, 530+ students from 33 Universities participated in the inaugural Simon Marais Mathematics Competition. Quite a number of top prizes were won by undergraduate students from NUS and NTU. The winners are found here, and the problems and solutions here.

CodeChef SnackDown 2019


SnackDown is a global programming event hosted by CodeChef that invites teams from all over the world to take part in India’s most prestigious multi round programming competition.

Schedule for SnackDown 2019:
12 - 16 Oct 2018 - Online Qualifier: Teams of two solving at least one problem will advance to online round
19 - 21 Oct 2018 - Online Round-1A. Top 1500 teams will qualify for the pre-elimination round.
28 - 29 Oct 2018 - Online Round-1B. Top 1500 teams will qualify for the pre-elimination round. Teams who qualify in round A can't take part in round B
3 Nov 2018 - Online Pre-Elimination. Top 580 teams will advance to the Elimination round.
8 Dec 2018 - Online Elimination. Top 25 global, top 25 Indian + 8 additional teams will be invited for the onsite finale.
2nd Week Feb 2019 - Onsite Finale. Onsite Finalists will be competing for the Ultimate SnackDown 2019 Champion Title!

Prizes can be found here

SnackDown 2017 results are here.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

HP Spectre

Lim Min just bought a HP Spectre from COMEX 2018.

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* 7th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel Boost Technology, 8 MB Cache, 4 cores)
* Windows 10 Home 64
* 16 GB LPDDR3-2133 SDRAM (onboard)
* Intel UHD Graphics 620
* 512 GB PCle NvMe M.2 SSD
*13.3" diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT (1920 x 1080)
* Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
* 1.11 kg
* 2 Years International Warranty
Bundled: McAfee LiveSafe

Cost: S$2439 (original $2899)

Saturday, 8 September 2018

IOI 2018 Singapore Team Results and More Pics

Full IOI 2018 Results

IOI 2018 Singapore Team Results:

Gold - Gabriel Goh, NUSH Year 6
Silver - Jacob Teo, NUSH Year 6
Silver - Jeffrey Lee, NUSH Year 5
Bronze - Teow Hua Jun, HCI Year 5

From left: Prof Tan, Dr Daren Ler, Dr Steven Halim, Gabriel, Jacob, Jeffrey, Hua Jun, Lim Li, Ranald, Wei Liang

Singapore Team with their coach
Closing Ceremony. 2:00" has Singapore Team with their coach

With IOI 2018 Mascot, AI
Mushrooms! In Q't Mall, near Okura Frontier Hotel in Tsukuba

Sensoji Temple


Aqua World

Hitachi Seaside Park


Monday, 3 September 2018

IOI 2018 Live Scoreboard and Photos

Click here to watch the Live Scoreboard from 9 am to 2 pm Japan Time (8 am to 1 pm Singapore Time)
Contest Day 1, 3 September (Monday)
Contest Day 2, 5 September (Wednesday)

IOI 2018 Programme

IOI 2018 Singapore Delegation






Saturday, 1 September 2018

SMO 2018 Top 10 Results

SMO Junior Top 10

1. SHEVONNE CHIA NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
2. JAMIE LIM JIA SIN NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
3. TAN YUN HUI NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
4. TOH JING EN DANIEL NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
5. MARIO TANIJAYA NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
6. WU XINYUE Nanyang Girls' High School
7. HU XINGHUI Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)
8. KRISHNAN AKASH NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
8. SHEN XING YANG NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
10. DREW MICHAEL TERREN RAMIREZ St Hilda's Primary

SMO Senior Top 10

1. BOO TSE YANG LUCAS Raffles Institution
2. NG YANGYI, ALOYSIUS Raffles Institution
3. TAN XU CHEN Raffles Institution
4. ANG BOON HAN NATHANIEL Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
5. BENSON LIN ZHAN LI Hwa Chong Institution
6. HO LI XIONG, TIMOTHY NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
7. TAN WEE KEAN Raffles Institution
8. NGUYEN KHOI NGUYEN St Joseph's Institution
9. LOW CHOO RAY Raffles Institution
10. CHEN XINYI Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

SMO Open Top 10

1. JOEL TAN JUNYAO NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
2. BOO TSE YANG LUCAS Raffles Institution
3. DYLAN TOH SHAN HONG NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
4. CHENG PUHUA Raffles Institution
5. WANG JIANZHI Raffles Institution
6. TAN XU CHEN Raffles Institution
7. GABRIEL GOH KHENG LIN (WU ZHENNING) NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
8. LEE KER YANG Raffles Institution
9. DAVID TOH HUI KAI Raffles Institution
10. BENSON LIN ZHAN LI Hwa Chong Institution

Full results can be found here




Monday, 27 August 2018

International Chemistry Tournament 2018

The 2nd International Chemistry Tournament was held in Moscow from 20–25 August 2018.

The team from NUS High came in First. Refer to results here



Congratulations to Team NUSH!

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

NUS 2018/2019 Semester 1 Modules

Lim Li has started her undergraduate course at NUS last week.

Double Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics
Home Faculty: School of Computing

Modules this semester:
CS2106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CS2030 Programming Methodology II
MA1102R Calculus
LAJ1201 Japanese I
GES1021 Natural Heritage of Singapore
ES1103 English for Academic Purposes

Japanese I textbooks, costing $100

Modules exempted:
CS1010 Programming Methodology (exemption reason: NOI Gold, CAP not counted)
CS1231 Discrete Structures (exemption reason: NUS High's Computing Honours module, obtained A+, CAP counted)
CS2100 Computer Organisation (exemption reason: NUS High's Computing Honours module, obtained A+, CAP counted)
MA1101R Linear Algebra I (exemption reason: took Advanced Placement Test, obtained A+, CAP not counted)
CS2040 Data Structures and Algorithms (exemption reason: took Advanced Placement Test, obtained A+, CAP not counted)
CS3233 Competitive Programming (exemption reason: IOI medalist, CAP counted as A+)

Saturday, 18 August 2018

CWMI 2018 and CGMO 2018 Singapore Teams' Results


CWMI 2018 Singapore Team Results:
(not in order of merit)
Gold - Nathaniel Ang Boon Han, Year 4, ACS(I)
Gold - Sun Long Xuan, Year 5, HCI
Gold - Timothy Ho Li Xiong, Year 4, NUSH
Gold - Low Choo Ray, Year 3, RI
Gold - Aloysius Ng Yangyi, Year 4, RI
Gold - Shen Xinyi, Year 4, RI
Gold - Tan Wee Kean, Year 4, RI
Silver - Timothy Loh Yan Xun, Year 4, HCI

CWMI 2018 has awarded a total of 73 Golds, 78 Silvers and 56 Bronzes


CGMO 2018 Singapore Team Results:
(not in order of merit)
Silver - Yang Yue, Year 5, HCI
Silver - Chen Xinyi, Year 4, RGS
Bronze - Wang Yujing, Year 5, HCI
Bronze - Hu Xinghui, Year 2, RGS

Monday, 30 July 2018

IPhO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IPhO 2018 Results

IPhO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Gold - Dylan Toh Shan Hong, NUS High
Gold - Lu Ziyou, NUS High
Gold - Joshua Teo Wei Hern, NUS High
Gold - Wang Jianzhi, RI
Silver - Han Ruobin, RI

Congratulations!

IChO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IChO 2018 Results

IChO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Gold - Marvin Dragon Choo, NUS High
Gold - Fong Khi Yung, RI
Silver - Miao Jiapei, NUS High
Silver - Lim Hur, RI

Congratulations!

Saturday, 28 July 2018

SIMO Junior Team 2018

SIMO Junior Team 2018 (36)

HCI (5)
Brandon Ong Jing Jie
Chow Guan Ze
Huang Qinrui
Pierre Yeap Yu Song
Peter Theodore Siauw

NUSH (19)
Jamie Lim Jia Sin
Lee I-Shiang
Mario Tanijaya
Oh Zhi Yuan
Julian Tang Jing Le
Edden Chew Keyn-Hantz
Cheng Eason
Ryan Nathaniel Thesman
Lim Jin Tao
Shen Xing Yang
Tan Si Jie
Tan Ye Kai
Wong Yin Leng, Angelina
Au Heng Hoi, Joel
Chek Ze Chan
Daniel Ng Chun Kit
Yeong Jun Kai
Ashley Aragorn Khoo
Cheong Sik Feng

RGS (1)
Yu Hanzhang

RI (6)
Andrew Yar Kwok Wing
Chang Chia Wei
Sun Yu Chieh
Kwan Kaiee
Liu Hao
Rahul Kumar Singh

Catholic High Primary (2)
Li Jiaxuan
Liu Xiuping

Nanhua Primary (2)
Wang Xiao Qi
Yu Qinxi

St. Hilda's Primary (1)
Drew Michael Terren Ramirez

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

IBO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IBO 2018 Results

IBO 2018 Singapore Team Results:

Gold - Lim Yun Wei Shermane, NUS High
Gold - Ng Wei Jun Justin, HCI
Gold - Chan Xu Rui Isaac, HCI
Silver - Ong Jia Xin, NUS High

Congratulations!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Off to Romania for IMO 2018

From left: Mr Zong, Eugene, Yu Peng, Joel, Puhua, Lucas, Ker Yang, Shi Cheng, Siah Yong, David, Mr Teo


Monday, 25 June 2018

CWMI 2018 and CGMO 2018 Singapore Teams

The following students are selected for China Western Mathematical Invitational (CWMI) 2018, which will be held in Haikou, Hainan from 13 - 18 August 2018:

Nathaniel Ang Boon Han, Year 4, ACS(I)
Timothy Loh Yan Xun, Year 4, HCI
Sun Long Xuan, Year 5, HCI
Timothy Ho Li Xiong, Year 4, NUSH
Low Choo Ray, Year 3, RI
Aloysius Ng Yangyi, Year 4, RI
Shen Xinyi, Year 4, RI
Tan Wee Kean, Year 4, RI

The following students are selected for China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) 2018, which will be held in Chengdu Shude High School from 11 - 15 August 2018:

Hu Xinghui, Year 2, RGS
Chen Xinyi, Year 4, RGS
Wang Yujing, Year 5, HCI
Yang Yue, Year 5, HCI

Friday, 22 June 2018

Cambridge Year 2 Results


Top 3 in Cambridge Mathematical Tripos Part IB are Warren Li, Lim Jeck and Andy Zhao. All 3 are from Trinity College.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

IBO 2018 Singapore Team

The 29th IBO (International Biology Olympiad) will take place at Tehran, Iran, from 15 - 22 July 2018.

The following Year 6 (JC2) students are in the Singapore Team:

Chan Xu Rui Isaac, HCI
Ng Wei Jun Justin, HCI
Lim Yun Wei Shermane, NUS High
Ong Jia Xin, NUS High

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

IChO 2018 Singapore Team


The 50th IChO (International Chemistry Olympiad) will take place in Slovakia & Czech Republic, from 19 to 29 July 2018.

The following Year 6 (JC2) students are in the Singapore Team:
Marvin Dragon Choo, NUS High
Miao Jiapei, NUS High
Fong Khi Yung, RI
Lim Hur, RI

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Cambridge & London Trip 9 to 15 June

Trinity College
Trinity College
King's College
King's College Chapel
Gonville & Caius College
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
Cam River
Punting
Home cooked dinner 
Playing a game of Splendor

British Museum
Houses of Parliament
Natural History Museum
Inside Natural History Museum
Kensington Gardens
London Bridge
Chinatown