Scotch College student brings home silver from International Mathematical Olympiad

Scotch College principal Alec O’Connell, student William Steinberg, UWA Physics, Mathematics and Computing Professor Michael Giudici and Scotch College Head of Mathematics Shirin Reyhani. Picture: Supplied.
Scotch College principal Alec O’Connell, student William Steinberg, UWA Physics, Mathematics and Computing Professor Michael Giudici and Scotch College Head of Mathematics Shirin Reyhani. Picture: Supplied.

A SCOTCH College student has brought home silver from the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

William Steinberg was one of 594 students from 107 countries to attend the event in Romania.

The Year 10 student was one of the few to receive a silver medal.

The Australian team was selected in March after a series of competitions, training schools and mentoring.

Scotch College Head of Mathematics Shirin Reyhani said William was an extremely talented and dedicated mathematician.

“Though he is in Year 10, he is currently studying Year 12 Mathematics Higher Level, which is currently the highest level of mathematics offered at Scotch,” she said.

“The whole class followed his progress at the IMO closely and were so proud of his achievement.”

William’s achievement follows in the footsteps of alumni Akshay Venkatesh, who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize of mathematics – he was the last Scotch College student to win a medal at the IMO in 1994.