Excellent results of the Ukrainian team at the IMO - IHES
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The Ukrainian team obtains excellent results at the International Mathematical Olympiad

IHES congratulates all Ukrainian students who took part in the last International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held in Oslo from July 9 to 16, on their excellent results. The Ukrainian team placed 17th with one gold, one silver and 4 bronze medals. Ihor Pylaiev got a perfect score of 42/42 ranking first out of about 600 candidates from 104 countries. This achievement is all the more remarkable as it comes in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its horrors for the population, especially for these high school students and their teachers.

Ihor Pylaiev and his classmate Vadym Hassieiev, who won a bronze medal, will continue their studies in preparatory classes at Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris starting in September. Before the war, they were students in the final year of high school at Lyceum 27 in Kharkiv. They arrived at Louis-le-Grand a few weeks after the beginning of the Russian invasion, supported by IHES at the initiative of Ahmed Abbes, a CNRS research director.

IHES wishes much success in their studies to all the members of the Ukrainian team and hopes to welcome them in a few years as postdocs or visitors. On this occasion, IHES also renews its full solidarity with the Ukrainian mathematicians and population in the ordeal they are currently experiencing.


The Ukrainian team at the IOM in Oslo. Front row, from left to right: Anton Havryliuk (Kyiv), Semen Andriiets (Kyiv), Ivan Bortnovskyi (Kharkiv); back row: Ihor Pylaiev (Kharkiv), Vadym Hassieiev (Kharkiv), Sviatoslav Denyskov (Kharkiv). © Zarina Kodyrova