Friday, Apr 14, 2017 Results from the 2016 Putnam exam are in for Mississippi State students
While most Mississippi State students were studying for finals or getting some much needed rest on Dec 3rd, 2016, Katherine Grafe, Conner Griffin, Jeffrey Jones, and Tom Zhang were getting up and coming in to campus to take a 6 hour mathematics test. The Putnam Mathematical Competition has 6 hard problems in a 3 hour morning session, and another 6 hard problems for the afternoon. It has been offered every year since 1938.
Special recognition goes to Tom Zhang, who completely solved one of these difficult problems. His score puts him in the top third of participants in the exam across North America.
The problems, solutions, and scores from the 2016 Putnam exam can all be found on Kiran Kedlaya's webpage.