The USA team members were chosen from among the participants in the USA Mathematical Olimpiad, whose winners are shown in the photo with MAA officials. From lett to right: Marcia Sward, Executive Director of the MAA, Sasha Schwartz, Stephen E. Haas, Reid W. Barton, Po-Shen Loh, Lawrence O. Detlor, Gabriel D. Carroll, Paul A. Valiant, Melanie Eggers Wood, and Martha Siegel, Secretary of the MAA.
The top 12 teams and their score out of a possible 252 points were:
The team was also accompanied by Kiran Kedlaya from MIT, who was the Deputy of team, Leader and Professor Walter E. Mientka, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who was the Official USA Leader Observer and is the Secretary of the IMO Advisory Board.
The USA team was chosen solely on the basis of the 28th annual USA Mathematical Olympiad held in April of this year. The Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program was held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 9 - July 8, 1999.
A representative question which appeared on the 1999 IMO:
Determine all functions f from R to R such thatThe USA Mathematical Olympiad Activities are sponsored by fifteen national associations in the Mathematical sciences with arrangements made by the Mathematical Association of America. Financial and program support is provided by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, Microsoft Corporation, the Matilda R. Wilson Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
f(x-f(y)) = f(f(y)) + xf(y) + f(x)-1
for all x and y in R.
The 1999 IMO team members:
American Association of Pension Actuaries
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Casualty Actuarial Society
Clay Mathematics Institute
Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications
Mathematical Association of America
National Association of Mathematicians
Mu Alpha Theta
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Pi Mu Epsilon
School Science and Mathematics Association
Society of Actuaries
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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