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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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    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

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      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

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