Romanian Master of Mathematics and Sciences

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Romanian Master of Mathematics and Sciences
Founded2008
RegionWorld
Current championsRussia Russia – mathematics
WebsiteRMMS website

The Romanian Master of Mathematics and Sciences (formerly known as the Romanian Masters in Mathematics) is an annual competition for students at the pre-university level, held in Bucharest, Romania. The contestants compete individually, in four different sections: mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science. The participating teams (national and local teams) can have up to four students for each section (plus two coaches: a leader and a deputy leader). The contest follows the same structure as IMO and IPhO and is usually held at the end of February.

History[edit]

The first Romanian Master in Mathematics was held in 2008 and has been initiated by Prof. Severius Moldoveanu and Prof. Radu Gologan.[1] In 2010[2] Physics was also added as a section, therefore the name changed to RMMS. At the beginning, the competition structure had been 4 problems in 5 hours, but also in 2010, it was changed to 6 problems over 2 days, with 4.5 hours of exam each day. The first country that won the competition was the United Kingdom. The 4th edition was held between 23–28 of February 2011 and included also Chemistry and Computer Science. The 5th edition, held in 2012 was only for Physics and Mathematics. The current champion team in Mathematics is the United States of America, which was the first team to hold the title for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019).

Teams reaching the top three in mathematics[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Total finishes in top 3
Russia 3 (2010, 2015, 2020) 4 (2008, 2012, 2013, 2018*) 1 (2011) 8
United Kingdom 1 (2008) 3 (2011*, 2016, 2017) 1 (2013) 5
China 2 (2009, 2012*) 1 (2010) 2 (2015, 2017) 5
United States 5 (2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019) 1 (2015) 4 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2020) 10
Romania 1 (2012*) 0 0 1
Serbia 0 2 (2009, 2019*) 1 (2008) 3
Hungary 0 2 (2011*, 2018*) 0 2
Poland 0 0 1 (2016) 1
South Korea 1 (2017) 1 (2019*) 0 2
Ukraine 0 1 (2020) 1 (2018) 2
Israel 0 0 1 (2019) 1
* = teams finished equal points

Organizers[edit]

The contest is organised at the Tudor Vianu National College of Computer Science in collaboration with the Sector 1 town council. As a host, Tudor Vianu has the right to have its own team entering the contest in each section, thus participating against countries.

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