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Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 10, 2010 -- 6:00 PM

This program follows the six exceptional high school students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition - the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Each year, the grueling and exhilarating contest pits the top teams from 90 countries against one another. In their quest to solve some of the most challenging problems, these dedicated and talented young men and women - some immigrants, others US-born - shatter many stereotypes and cliches about the mathematically gifted. An insightful and thoughtful look at the process that produces and nurtures successful Olympiad teams, and ultimately, the great mathematicians of the future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 12, 2010 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 11, 2010 -- 11:00 PM
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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

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