Como estudantes judeus eram reprovados nos vestibulares na antiga União Soviética

terça-feira, janeiro 19, 2016

Como alunos judeus eram reprovados nos vestibulares do departamento de matemática da Universidade Estadual de Moscou, na antiga União Soviética:

Jewish Problems

Tanya Khovanova
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

Alexey Radul
Hamilton Institute at NUIM
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

October 18, 2011


This is a special collection of problems that were given to select applicants during oral entrance exams to the math department of Moscow State University. These problems were designed to prevent Jewish people and other undesirables from getting a passing grade. Among problems that were used by the department to blackball unwanted candidate students, these problems are distinguished by having a simple solution that is difficult to find. Using problems with a simple solution protected the administration from extra complaints and appeals. This collection therefore has mathematical as well as historical value.