Date: Dec 1, 2012 9:14 PM
Author: William Elliot
Subject: Re: No Putnam spoilers please

How do we know if a question is a Putnam question?

On Sat, 1 Dec 2012, Dmitry Yu. Mitin wrote:

> Dear colleagues, dear friends,
>
> Let me remind you that in 2012 William Lowell Putnam Competition takes
> place in USA and Canada today on Saturday, 1 December 2012. It is
> running from 10:00 a.m. GMT-4 in Atlantic zone till 4:00 p.m. GMT-10
> in Hawaii zone. Also some students may take exams on Sunday because of
> religious restrictions.
>
> This is why at MathLinks.ro/ArtOfProblemSolving.com forum (for
> example) such conversations are officially forbidden until Sunday
> evening, 8:00 p.m EST (5:00 p.m. PST):
> http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=509251
>
> Also we are going to organize (unofficially) a local competition in
> our university in Ukraine by the problems from Putnam Competition 2012
> on Sunday, 2 December 2012. (The day of Saturday in USA and Canada is
> the night from Saturday to Sunday in Ukraine.) We would like to start
> at 10:00 a.m GMT+2 (3:00 a.m. EST, 0:00 a.m. PST) and finish at 5:00
> p.m. GMT+2 (10:00 a.m. EST, 7:00 a.m. PST).
>
> So like previous years let me ask you _NOT TO PUBLISH_ and _NOT TO
> DISCUSS_ Putnam problems at least untill that time.
>
> Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
>
> Kind regards,
> Dmytro Mitin,
> Assistant Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,
> Kyiv, Ukraine.
> http://dmitin.pochta.ru
>