# American Mathematical Society

The **American Mathematical Society** (AMS) is an association of mathematicians in the USA , comparable to the German Mathematicians Association (DMV) in Germany. It was founded in 1888 to promote mathematical education and research and has approximately 28,000 members and 550 institutions.

## history

It was founded in New York City in 1888 as the *New York Mathematical Society* . The idea came from Thomas Scott Fiske , who was impressed by the London Mathematical Society after a visit to England . John Howard Van Amringe was the first President and Fiske Secretary. Fiske also became the first editor of the magazine the company brought out.

By 1894, the society had enough members outside of New York that it was renamed the American Mathematical Society.

In 1951, the AMS headquarters moved from New York City to Providence , Rhode Island .

## Bulk

The main office of the AMS is in Providence ( Rhode Iceland ).

It creates the departmental organ *Mathematical Reviews* with over two million entries since around 1945. It offers more than 3000 textbooks.

The AMS awards several prizes:

- since 1928 the cole prices every three years ,
- the Leroy P. Steele Prize annually since 1970 , since 1979 in three categories,
- since 1970 the Norbert Wiener Prize (Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics).
- Bôcher Memorial Prize
- Fulkerson Prize
- Oswald Veblen Prize

She also organizes the Gibbs Lectures and the Colloquium Lectures on a regular basis .

There is a fellowship, which is considered an honor and from which you are selected by a committee. Fellow status has existed since 2012 (Inaugural Class) and new ones are elected every year. The prerequisite is that you were a member of the AMS in the two years before. In the *inaugural class* , 50 selected members were accepted and those who had given an *AMS Address* lecture at one of the joint meetings, had won an AMS prize or a lecture at the ICM (International Congress of Mathematicians) or the ICIAM (International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics).

The AMS publishes some important mathematical journals and series:

- Journal of the American Mathematical Society , existing since 1988
- Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, from 1950, with research papers under 15 pages.
- Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, published since 1900 and containing longer research articles (articles shorter than 15 pages are usually published in the Proceedings)
- Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, with research papers similar in length to the Transactions (80 to 200 pages); if more than one work appears in a volume, they are grouped according to common topics. Today six volumes appear annually in around 33 individually bound parts.
- Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
- Notices of the American Mathematical Society
- Mathematics of Computation
- Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, a series of mathematical monographs
- Contemporary Mathematics, since 1980, a series of anthologies on conferences and symposia

The second major mathematicians' association in the United States is the Mathematical Association of America .

## President

- 1888–1890 John Howard Van Amringe
- 1891-1894 John Emory McClintock
- 1895-1896 George William Hill
- 1897-1898 Simon Newcomb
- 1899-1900 Robert Simpson Woodward
- 1901–1902 Eliakim Hastings Moore
- 1903–1904 Thomas Scott Fiske
- 1905-1906 William Fogg Osgood
- 1907-1908 Henry Seely White
- 1909-1910 Maxime Bôcher
- 1911–1912 Henry Burchard Fine
- 1913–1914 Edward Burr Van Vleck
- 1915–1916 Ernest William Brown
- 1917–1918 Leonard Eugene Dickson
- 1919-1920 Frank Morley
- 1921–1922 Gilbert Ames Bliss
- 1923–1924 Oswald Veblen
- 1925–1926 George David Birkhoff
- 1927-1928 Virgil Snyder
- 1929-1930 Earle Raymond Hedrick
- 1931–1932 Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
- 1933-1934 Arthur Byron Coble
- 1935–1936 Solomon Lefschetz
- 1937-1938 Robert Lee Moore
- 1939–1940 Griffith Conrad Evans
- 1941-1942 Harold Calvin Marston Morse
- 1943-1944 Marshall Stone
- 1945–1946 Theophil Henry Hildebrandt
- 1947–1948 Einar Hille
- 1949–1950 Joseph Leonard Walsh
- 1951–1952 John von Neumann
- 1953-1954 Gordon Thomas Whyburn
- 1955–1956 Raymond Louis Wilder
- 1957–1958 Richard Brauer
- 1959-1960 Edward McShane
- 1961-1962, Deane Montgomery
- 1963-1964 Joseph Doob
- 1965–1966 Abraham Adrian Albert
- 1967–1968 Charles Morrey
- 1969–1970 Oscar Zariski
- 1971–1972 Nathan Jacobson
- 1973–1974 Saunders MacLane
- 1975-1976 Lipman Bers
- 1977-1988 RH Bing
- 1979–1980 Peter Lax
- 1981-1982 Andrew Gleason
- 1983-1984 Julia Robinson
- 1985-1986 Irving Kaplansky
- 1987–1988 George Mostow
- 1989–1990 William Browder
- 1991-1992 Michael Artin
- 1993-1994 Ronald Graham
- 1995–1996 Cathleen Synge Morawetz
- 1997-1998 Arthur Jaffe
- 1999-2000 Felix Browder
- 2001-2002 Hyman Bass
- 2003-2004 David Eisenbud
- 2005-2006 James Arthur
- 2007-2008 James Glimm
- 2009-2010 George Andrews
- 2011–2012 Eric Friedlander
- 2013–2014 David Vogan
- 2015-2016 Robert L. Bryant
- 2017-2018 Ken Ribet
- 2019-2020 Jill Pipher

## See also

## Web links

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