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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Fact: The AMS

An image from our Instagram, when the Center
attended JMM (by the AMS) in January
Friday, April 24th (misaligned slightly from our Throwback Thursday) marks the 118th anniversary of the first sectional meeting of the American Mathematical Society in 1897. Founded nine years previously in 1888, the AMS was the result of Thomas Fiske's vision to create a version of the London Mathematical Society in his home country. Soon after being founded, the AMS began to publish a research journal periodically.

Today, the AMS has nearly 30,000 individual members across the country, with physical locations in Providence, Rhode Island, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. And the AMS works today, like in the earliest days of the society, to publish math content- they've upped their postings from one research journal to 8(!), plus 4 translations journals, and two open source journals. The AMS is a wealth of mathematical knowledge.

The AMS works each year with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to put on the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting. In fact, the Center of Mathematics regularly attends- we were at JMM San Antonio this past January!

To read more about the American Mathematical Society, click here or visit their webpage.

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