Asael Reiter Wins International Mathematics Competition

Asael Reiter of Technion Wins First Place in International Mathematics Competition

Held in Bulgaria, the Israeli delegation won first place in the group ranking

Left to right: Nitzan Tur, Omri Solan, Asael Reiter, Amotz Oppenheim, team coach Lev Radzivilovsky, and Liam Hanany.

Asael Reiter, a graduate of the Rothschild Scholars Technion Excellence Program, won first place in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) held in Bulgaria August 2-3, 2017. Technion graduate Nitzan Tur won seventh place.

Teams of students from universities around the world participate in the IMC, which is held annually in Bulgaria. The Israeli delegation is comprised of students from various universities, and this year a student from the Open University and three from Tel Aviv University were also ranked among the top 20. The Israeli delegation won first place in the group ranking.

Reiter, who won first place in the competition, grew up in Moshav Nof Ayalon near Modiin, completed his high school studies at Shaalvim Yeshiva, and served in the IDF in  “Hesder,” a program for observant Jewish students combining advanced Talmudic studies with military service. He was then admitted to the Technion Excellence Program, and completed his studies last year with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics, and a second undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Reiter had the highest average grade among the graduates who took part in the recent undergraduate graduation ceremony. He is now a graduate student at Technion’s Faculty of Mathematics.

The Rothschild Scholars Technion Excellence Program is an individualized academic program designed to maximize the skills of outstanding students while fostering curiosity, creativity, and in-depth scientific research.