Asha Basu and Antoine Labelle – Winners of the 2023 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Published: 29 February 2024


Asha Basu and Antoine Labelle were ranked in the top 100 receiving the accolade of Honorable Mention in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.

The Putnam Competition is among the most prestigious mathematics contests for undergraduate students. The competition was founded in 1927 by Elizabeth Lowell Putnam in memory of her husband William Lowell Putnam. The exam has been offered annually since 1938 and is administered by the Mathematical Association of America. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During each session, participants work individually on six challenging mathematical problems.

“Our congratulations to both of them! I would like to add that Asha is a foundation year student (formerly U0). Her performance is thus particularly remarkable” said Professor Rustum Choksi, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

In addition, three other students were ranked in the cohort 201-500: Tommy He, Roland Killian & Alexander Koran


Further information on the Putnam Mathematical Competition can be found on Wikipedia and the Official Putnam Web Page

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