Putnam exam progress

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada; it takes place in December each year.

The problems asked in the competition are fun, but a real challenge: solving just one of these problems takes serious work and insight.

This year, seven UH Mānoa managed to solve at least one problem, an excellent achievement that puts them in the top half of over 4000 participants in the US and Canada.

One student, Adam Inamasu, made the top 500 students nationwide: see page 16 of the full results.

Congratulations to all who took part!

Professor Pavel Guerzhoy runs a 1-credit ‘Putnam preparation’ course in the Fall semester for students who are interested in working on fun and challenging math problems. Please contact Professor Guerzhoy or a math advisor if you are interested in taking part.