Mathematical Societies

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mathematical Societies

 

voluntary public organizations that unite people (on a city-wide or country-wide scale) working in mathematics. The first mathematical societies appeared in the 17th and 18th centuries in Germany and Great Britain. Many mathematical societies were founded in the 19th century. These include the Moscow Mathematical Society (1867), the Kharkov Mathematical Society (1879), the Kazan Physical and Mathematical Society (1890), the London Mathematical Society (1865), the Mathematical Society of France (1872), the Mathematical Society of Japan (1884), the German Mathematicians’ Union (1890), and the American Mathematical Society (1894). Mathematical societies generally publish one journal; some publish several. The titles of these journals, as a rule, include the name of the corresponding mathematical society. Among the societies in the USSR (beginning of 1970’s) are the Moscow, Leningrad, Novosibirsk, Georgian, and Lithuanian mathematical societies.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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