2018 Konhauser Problemfest

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by

This year’s Konhauser Problemfest took place on Sat, Feb 17 at the University of St Thomas. The Konhauser Problemfest is an annual problem competition for three-person teams from private colleges throughout Minnesota. The contest was started in 1993 in honor of the late Joe Konhauser, a long-time professor at Macalester who was a very active problemist. The winning college gets the traveling trophy, a granite sculpture of the pizza theorem and its proof.

 Gustavus was represented by Abbie Kalina, John Vanstrum, and James Wittrig. While our team did not earn one of the top three prizes, they held their own against very strong teams from such mathematical
heavy-weights as St Olaf, Carleton, and Macalester. They solved several challenging problems. Everyone seemed to have fun.

2018 Konhauser Problemfest attendees: Dr. Jacob Siehler, James Wittrig, Abbie Kalina, John Vanstrum, and Dr. Imre Tuba


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