Science: High-IQ Battle for the Gold

U.S. whizzes show that they know the score in math olympiad

Like typical teen-agers at a summer camp, they dressed in shorts, T shirts and running shoes, wore their hair in every length and style, and whiled away the hours tossing Frisbees. But there was nothing ordinary about them. The 192 youths who descended upon Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., last week might have impressed even Pythagoras. The world's best and brightest high school math students, they had come from 27 countries, including the U.S., U.S.S.R., Britain, France, Canada and Hungary (but not China),...

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