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London Mathematical Society

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The London Mathematical Society (LMS) is one of the leading mathematical societies in the United Kingdom.

It was established in 1865 (the first president was Augustus de Morgan) and it was granted a royal charter a century later in 1965. The Society's publications include four academic journals (the Proceedings, Journal, and Bulletin and electronic Journal of Computation and Mathematics) as well as a regular members' newsletter. It also organises mathematical conferences, provides funding to promote mathematics research and education and awards a number of prizes and fellowships for excellence in mathematical research. Specifically the prizes are

  • the De Morgan Medal (triennial), is the most prestigious
  • the Pólya Prize (two years out of three),
  • the Senior Berwick Prize,
  • the Senior Whitehead Prize,
  • the Naylor Prize and Lectureship,
  • the Berwick Prize
  • the Fröhlich Prize (biennial)
  • the Junior Whitehead Prize (annual).

In addition, the Society jointly with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications awards the David Crighton Medal every three years.

The LMS was used as a model for the establishment of the American Mathematical Society in 1888.

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