The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Announcement of winners of the seventy-sixth competition held on December 5, 2015

Winning Teams

Rank

School

Team Members (in alphabetical order)

1

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Mark A. Sellke, Bobby C. Shen, and David H. Yang

2

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Joshua Brakensiek, Linus Hamilton, and Thomas Swayze

3

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Rodrigo S. Angelo, Andre A. Arslan, and Eric D. Schneider

4

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Jie Jun Ang, Gyujin Oh, and Albert R. Zhang

5

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Calvin Deng, Ravi Jagadeesan, and David W. Stoner

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 Six Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $2,500.

PAKAWUT JIRADILOK

Harvard University

BUMSOO KIM

Princeton University

GYUJIN OH

Stanford University

DANIEL SPIVAK

University of Waterloo

DAVID H. YANG

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

YUNKUN ZHOU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Next Ten Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $1,000.

JOSHUA D. BRAKENSIEK

Carnegie Mellon University

EVAN CHEN

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CALVIN DENG

Harvard University

DONGRYUL KIM

Harvard University

SAMMY LUO

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BOBBY SHEN

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ŞTEFAN SPĂTARU

Harvard University

DAVID STONER

Harvard University

XIAOYU XU

Princeton University

TIANYOU ZHOU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Next Ten Highest Ranking Individuals

Each receives an award of $250.

ANDRE ARSLAN

Princeton University

HAIDONG GONG

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

LINUS HAMILTON

Carnegie Mellon University

XIAOYU HE

Harvard University

YANG LIU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SARANESH PREMBABU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ZHUO QUN SONG

Princeton University

VIKRAM SUNDAR

Harvard University

SCOTT WU

Harvard University

HENGYUN ZHOU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorable Mention: Teams

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Emre Girgin, Ufuk Kanat, Dillon L. Zhi

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Feng Gui, Alexandru Milu, Tony Qiao

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Adam R. Busis, Abram Sanderson, Natchamon Suaysom

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Zehan Chao, Haidong Gong, Yifei Li

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST. LOUIS

Philip Bonneville, Zhengdao Chen, Anthony V. Grebe

Honorable Mention: Individuals

ARKA ADHIKARI, Princeton University

ERIC L. MANNES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JAMES Z. ALLEN, Stanford University

ALEXANDRU MILU, Duke University

JIE JUN ANG, Stanford University

MAX K. MURIN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

RODRIGO S. ANGELO, Princeton University

SHYAM S. NARAYANAN, Harvard University

MATTHEW W. BABBITT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WEERACHAI NEERANARTVONG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MATTHEW S. BRENNAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ADAM R. BUSIS, Harvey Mudd College

ERIC M. NEYMAN, Princeton University

BRIAN CHEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MINH PHUONG NGUYEN, Stony Brook University

JINGWEN CHEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SUNG GI PARK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

LEWIS CHEN, University of California, Berkeley

HUY T. PHAM, Stanford University

ERNEST Y. CHIU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NIPUN PITIMANAAREE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ALEXANDER J. CLIFTON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ZACHARY H. POLANSKY, University of Rochester

ANDRE M. B. COSTA, Rice University

TIMOTHY RATIGAN, Princeton University

NOAH A. FECHTOR-PRADINES, Harvard University

BRIAN R. RIEDEL, Carnegie Mellon University

YAKIR M. FORMAN, Yeshiva University

MAXIMILIAN E. SCHINDLER, University of Chicago

YIBO GAO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ERIC D. SCHNEIDER, Princeton University

ANTHONY V. GREBE, Washington University, St. Louis

MARK A. SELLKE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BRICE HUANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HONGJIAN SHI, Indiana University

RAVI JAGADEESAN, Harvard University

MEL Y. SHU, Princeton University

KRITKORN KARNTIKOON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DAVID J. SPENCER, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ALEXANDER R. KATZ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

THOMAS E. SWAYZE, Carnegie Mellon University

SAMUEL KORSKY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

UTHAIPON TANTIPONGPIPAT, University of Richmond

JUN JIE JOSEPH KUAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

YING HONG THAM, Stanford University

GIDEON J. LEEPER, California Institute of Technology

ASHWATH THIRUMALAI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

KEVIN Q. LI, Stanford University

VICTOR Y. WANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DONOVAN K. LIEU, University of California, Berkeley

MATTHEW A. WEIDNER, California Institute of Technology

KUAN-YU LIN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

VICTOR Z. XU, Carnegie Mellon University

PATRICK H. LISCIO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ALBERT R. ZHANG, Stanford University

YUTAO LIU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ZHIVKO N. ZHECHEV, Stanford University

BEN S. LOWENSTEIN, Harvey Mudd College

DILLON L. ZHI, University of California, Los Angeles

CLARK R. LYONS, University of California, Berkeley

KEVIN ZHOU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HENRY W. MALTBY, University of California, Berkeley

YUZHOU ZOU, University of Chicago

Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize

The winner receives an award of $1,000.

DANIELLE WANG

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Questions Committee

David Savitt (Chair), Johns Hopkins University; Henry Cohn, Microsoft and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Byron Walden, Santa Clara University.

A total of 4275 students from 554 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the Competition. There were teams from 447 institutions. More complete details will appear in the American Mathematical Monthly.

March 17, 2016
Leonard F. Klosinski (Santa Clara University), Director; Gerald L. Alexanderson (Santa Clara University) and Mark Krusemeyer (Carleton College), Associate Directors
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