For the last Putnam practice session on Tuesday, November 26, work on the problems from Putnam practice problems #4. Students will present their solutions to these problems in that practice session.
The 2013 Putnam examination will be given on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Students should arrive in room 103 of the mathematics building (MATH) no later than 7:45 AM. The north door of the building will be open for you to enter through. The first half of the exam will run from 8–11 AM, and the department will provide lunch from 11 AM–1 PM. The second half of the exam runs from 1–4 PM. All you have to bring is something to write with.
The Putnam practice sessions are held every Tuesday from 12:30-2:00 PM in room 202 of the Mathematics building (MATH). The faculty advisor is Greg Martin. The UBC math department provides pizza and pop for all practice sessions (starting on September 24). The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information, as does the official Putnam web site.
Students who are interested in the Putnam might also be interested in an undergraduate summer school on “multiple zeta values”, a topic at the intersection of combinatorics, number theory, and quantum field theory. It will take place at SFU during July of 2014.