The novel coronavirus pneumonia situation did not stop the arrival of spring. When the whole society resumed its production and resumed production, the second Alibaba global mathematics competition started as scheduled. Alibaba announced that the competition will be open to mathematics lovers all over the world from March 5 and officially open on March 14.
Alibaba global mathematics competition is sponsored by Ma Yun and jointly held by China Association of science and technology, Alibaba foundation and Alibaba Damo Academy. There is no entry threshold for the competition. People who love mathematics all over the world can participate, whether they are from mathematics major or engaged in mathematics research.
At the end of the first global mathematics competition in March 2019, the organizers agreed to meet with you again. This year's competition is full of stars. Alibaba Damo college invited top mathematics teachers from Peking University, Cambridge University, Zhejiang University and other universities to set up a question group. Tian Gang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and director of Beijing International Mathematics Research Center, served as the chairman of the contest proposition Committee and the member of the contest Steering Committee.
Meanwhile, Alessandro Figali, a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and winner of the 2018 Fields Prize, participated in the event as a support guest, saying:
This year's competition is divided into two parts: preliminary competition and final competition. The competition mode is online question answering. The two rounds of the preliminary competition are held on March 14 and 21, Beijing time. There are eight questions in the competition, including theoretical and applied mathematics questions. The final is arranged on April 18. All the questions are theoretical mathematics, including geometry and topology, number theory and algebra, mathematical analysis and equation, applied mathematics and computational mathematics. Alibaba has prepared a million bonus for the finalists.
Tian Gang said:
Alibaba Damo Academy said that mathematics is the foundation of all natural sciences and a powerful engine of scientific and technological progress. The research of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, chips, quantum computing and other cutting-edge technologies is inseparable from mathematics. As a high-tech company, Alibaba has the responsibility to lead the whole society to pay attention to mathematics, understand mathematics, appreciate mathematics, help mathematics, strengthen the cultivation of mathematics talents, and promote the original research and breakthrough progress of mathematics.
Registration link: https://damo.alibaba.com/alibaba-global-mathematics-competition