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The London Mathematical Society (LMS) is one
of the United Kingdom’s learned societies for mathematics (the others being the Royal
Statistical Society (RSS) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)).==History==The Society was established on 16 January
1865, the first president being Augustus De Morgan. The earliest meetings were held in University
College, but the Society soon moved into Burlington House, Piccadilly. The initial activities of the Society included
talks and publication of a journal. The LMS was used as a model for the establishment
of the American Mathematical Society in 1888. The Society was granted a royal charter in
1965, a century after its foundation. In 1998 the Society moved from rooms in Burlington
House into De Morgan House (named after the society’s first president), at 57–58 Russell
Square, Bloomsbury, to accommodate an expansion of its staff. The Society is also a member of the UK Science
Council.==Membership==
Membership is open to all members of the public who are interested in mathematics. Currently, there are three classes of membership,
namely: (a) ordinary, (b) reciprocal, and (c) associate.==Proposal for unification with the IMA==
On 4 July 2008, the Joint Planning Group for the LMS and IMA proposed a merger of two societies
to form a single, unified society. The proposal was the result of eight years
of consultations and the councils of both societies commended the report to their members. Those in favour of the merger argued a single
society would give mathematics in the UK a coherent voice when dealing with Research
Councils. While accepted by the IMA membership, the
proposal was rejected by the LMS membership on 29 May 2009 by 591 to 458 (56% to 44%).==Activities==
The Society publishes books and periodicals; organizes mathematical conferences; provides
funding to promote mathematics research and education; and awards a number of prizes and
fellowships for excellence in mathematical research.==Publications==
The Society’s periodical publications include five printed journals: Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
Journal of the London Mathematical Society Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society
Transactions of the London Mathematical Society Journal of TopologyIt also publishes the journal
Compositio Mathematica on behalf of its owning foundation, Mathematika on behalf of University
College London and copublishes Nonlinearity with the Institute of Physics. The Society publishes four book series: a
series of Lecture Notes, a series of Student Texts. Previously it published a series of Monographs
and (jointly with the American Mathematical Society) the History of Mathematics series. It also co-publishes four series of translations:
Russian Mathematical Surveys, Izvestiya: Mathematics and Sbornik: Mathematics (jointly with the
Russian Academy of Sciences and Turpion), and Transactions of the Moscow Mathematical
Society (jointly with the American Mathematical Society). An electronic journal, the Journal of Computation
and Mathematics ceased publication at the end of 2017.==Prizes==
The named prizes are: De Morgan Medal (triennial) — the most prestigious
Pólya Prize (two years out of three) Louis Bachelier Prize (biennial)
Senior Berwick Prize Senior Whitehead Prize (biennial)
Naylor Prize and Lectureship Berwick Prize
Anne Bennett Prize Senior Anne Bennett Prize
Fröhlich Prize (biennial) Shephard Prize
Whitehead Prize (annual)In addition, the Society jointly with the Institute of Mathematics
and its Applications awards the David Crighton Medal every three years.==List of presidents====See also==
American Mathematical Society Edinburgh Mathematical Society
European Mathematical Society List of Mathematical Societies
Council for the Mathematical Sciences BCS-FACS Specialist Group

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