The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Announcement of winners of the seventy-third competition held on December 1, 2012

Winning Teams

Rank

School

Team Members (in alphabetical order)

1

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Eric K. Larson, Evan M. O'Dorney, and Allen Yuan

2

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Benjamin P. Gunby, Brian C. Hamrick, and Jonathan Schneider

3

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Xiangyi Huang, Tudor Padurariu, and Dillon Zhi

4

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Thao T. Do, Dat Pham Nguyen, and Kevin R. Sackel

5

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY

Michael T. Druggan, Albert Gu, and Linus V. Hamilton

The first place team receives an award of $25,000 and each member of the team receives $1,000. The awards for second place are $20,000 and $800; for third place $15,000 and $600; for fourth place $10,000 and $400; and for fifth place $5,000 and $200.

In each of the following categories, the listing is in alphabetical order.

The Putnam Fellows--The Five Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $2,500.

BENJAMIN P. GUNBY

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ERIC K. LARSON

Harvard University

MITCHELL M. LEE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ZIPEI NIE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EVAN M. O'DORNEY

Harvard University

The Next Eleven Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $1,000.

SORATHAN CHATURAPRUEK

Harvey Mudd College

OCTAV I. DRAGOI

Harvard University

WHAN GHANG

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

LINUS V. HAMILTON

Carnegie-Mellon University

ZHAORONG JIN

California Institute of Technology

XIAOSHENG MU

Yale University

TUDOR PADURARIU

University of California, Los Angeles

SUNG GI PARK

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SZU-PO WANG

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TIANYOU ZHOU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ALEX J. ZHU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Next Nine Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $250.

JOSHUA H. ALMAN

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HAN HOU

New York University

XIANGYI HUANG

University of California, Los Angeles

HOLDEN LEE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BOWEI LIU

Princeton University

ARJUN R. PURANIK

Stanford University

JEFFREY D. SHEN

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

KA YU TAM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TONG ZHAN

Yale University

Honorable Mention: Teams

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Peter H. Baratta, Samuel Dittmer, and Hiram B. Golze

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Siyuan Cai, Ewain Gwynne, Zeyu Wang

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Wesley Cao, Matthew C. Superdock, and Qiuyi (Richard) Zhang

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER

Karlming Chen, (Ronnie) Ruiyuan Chen, and Eric Naslund

YALE UNIVERSITY

Danqing Liu, Xiaosheng Mu, and Tong Zhan

Honorable Mention: Individuals

ARKA ADHIKARI, Princeton University

KUAN-YU LIN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FRANK D. BAN, University of Waterloo

ALEKSANDAR A. MAKELOV, Harvard University

ROBI C. BHATTACHARJEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ERIC L. MANNES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FRANCISC T. BOZGAN, University of California, Los Angeles

OFIR NACHUM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JUSTIN T. BRERETON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DAT PHAM NGUYEN, Stony Brook University

LUCAS CAMELO SA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TUNG D. NGUYEN, Illinois Wesleyan University

KANGNING (COLIN) CHEN, University of Waterloo

ANTE QU, Princeton University

KARLMING CHEN, University of British Columbia

JOSEPH L. RICHEY, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

KEVIN Y. CHEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ZEV S. ROSENGARTEN, Princeton University

RUIYUAN (RONNIE) CHEN, University of British Columbia

KEVIN R. SACKEL, Stony Brook University

ALEXANDER R. COLE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JONATHAN T. SCHNEIDER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DAVID A. CORWIN, Princeton University

TONGJIA SHI, Harvey Mudd College

MICHAEL COHEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ALEXANDER D. SMITH, Princeton University

EUGENI S. DIMITROV, Princeton University

HAO SUN, University of Waterloo

THAO T. DO, Stony Brook University

MATTHEW C. SUPERDOCK, Princeton University

MICHAEL T. DRUGGAN, Carnegie-Mellon University

BRANDON V. TRAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MILES D. EDWARDS, Indiana University

NICHOLAS G. TRIANTAFILLOU, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

ZHENG FAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MARK L. VELEDNITSKY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

RAVI K. FERNANDO, Stanford University

ANDERSON S. WANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MENDEL M. FRIEDMAN, Touro College

ANTHONY Y. WANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HIRAM B. GOLZE, Brigham Young University

SUNGSEOB WHANG, Brown University

EWAIN N. GWYNNE, Northwestern University

MICHAEL Q. WU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BRIAN C. HAMRICK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

GEORGE L. XING, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

XIAOYU HE, Harvard University

KERRY K. XING, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JIAOYANG HUANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DAI YANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HYUN SUB HWANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WIJIT YANGJIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SANTHOSH KARNIK, Georgia Institute of Technology

ALLEN YUAN, Harvard University

INDRANEEL G. KASMALKAR, University of California, Berkeley

ZEYIN ZHANG, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

SAM G. KELLER, Stanford University

JONATHAN ZUNG, University of Toronto

BUMSOO KIM, Princeton University

 

Questions Committee

George T. Gilbert (Chair), Texas Christian University; Djordje Milićević, Bryn Mawr College; and Hugh Montgomery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

A total of 4277 students from 578 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the Competition. There were teams from 402 institutions. More complete details will appear in the American Mathematical Monthly.

March 7, 2013
Leonard F. Klosinski, Director; Gerald L. Alexanderson and Mark Krusemeyer, Associate Directors
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