This week’s Top Scorer is Nikita Skybytskyi! He is 17 years old from Kyiv, Ukraine. Nikita has  graduated from 11th (last grade in Ukraine) class of Physics and Mathematics Lyceum #208 this spring and is currently self-educated at home.

Q: Whats a fun fact about yourself?

A: I have a pair of bright green terry socks, which I wear during almost all Winter. Even when I am not at home, even on All-Ukrainian Olympiads. They are a kind of talisman.
Q: How did you find Expii?
A: Approximately one year ago my teacher, Alex Rudenko told me about Expii as a project, where I can find different articles on Olympiad math. Alex and I are now working with Po-Shen Loh, translating Expii into Ukrainian, together with the wide net of volunteers.
Q: How do you use Expii?

A: When I don’t solve problems (which is rare), I read short articles. Currently, I do not contribute to the forum directly because I am focused on my teaching practice in Ukraine, where I do not need to write everything in English, but as soon as I finish here and move forward, I will translate and publish my articles on Expii.

Q: What is your background in math?

A: I first got interested in math in 5th grade, when I changed school. Mostly it happened because of my new teacher. She was pouring her time and knowledge into me and my classmates, so I ended school being a three-times winner of All-Ukrainian Olympiad and Silver IMO ’16 medalist.
Q: Favorite area in math?

A: Talking about an area, it will be a probability theory, since it rules many undefined aspects of our lives, and can be used in a variety of ways to predict something. Concept? I guess, it will look to simple for your advanced readers, but I love induction. It’s so simple but gives such a strong results. Everything out of two simple statements. It is so fascinating, isn’t it?

Q:  Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

A: Apart from mathematics, I am interested in football (soccer), painting, solving puzzles and playing the piano.
Top Score Tuesday :: Nikita Skybytskyi