CONNECT’s Mark Flanagan leads Irish team to Olympic bronze

The Irish team at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania.

The Irish team has arrived home from the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where Lucas Bachmann won Ireland’s 10th-ever Bronze medal in the competition since Ireland’s first participation in 1988.

Lucas is a 5th year student at Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick. In addition, Anna Mustata, a Leaving Certificate student at Bishopstown Community School, Cork, received the distinction of ‘Honourable Mention’. Anna won Bronze for Ireland at last year’s Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.

The Irish team was led by Dr Mark Flanagan, associate professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCD and an investigator with CONNECT. Anca Mustata, lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC was Deputy Leader.

594 contestants from 107 countries competed in this year’s event.

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