October 18, 2007
Hard Problems is about the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition—the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six U.S. high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solving challenging problems. It captures the spirit that infuses the mathematical quest at the highest level.
Directed by George Paul Csicsery, the film is produced by the MAA. Hard Problems will premiere at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego on Tuesday, January 8 at 6 p.m.
For more, see the official Hard Problems website.