Kharkov Mathematical Society
The Kharkov Mathematical Society (Russian: Харьковское математическое общество) is an association of professional mathematicians in Kharkiv aimed at advancement of mathematical research and education. It was established in 1879 by the initiative of V.G. Imshenetskii, who also founded the St. Petersburg Mathematical Society.
The society published the Communications of the Kharkov Mathematical Society from its establishment until the 1960s, when it was closed for non-mathematical reasons.
Members of the Kharkov Mathematical Society
Former presidents of Kharkov Mathematical Society
The following scientists were former presidents of the society:
- V.G. Imshenetskii
- Konstantin Andreev
- Aleksandr Lyapunov
- Vladimir Steklov
- Dmitrii Sintsov
- Sergei Bernstein
- Naum Akhiezer
- Vladimir Marchenko
- Iosif Ostrovskii
Active members of the society included Boris Levin, Aleksei Pogorelov, Vladimir Drinfeld and Lev Landau. The society had also notable foreign members: for example, Gian Antonio Maggi and Giacinto Morera were corresponding members. This last one was posthumously awarded by the membership on October 31, 1909 (Old Calendar): apparently the members of the society were not aware of his death.
- Maggi, Gian Antonio (1910), "Giacinto Morera", Giornale di Matematiche di Battaglini (in Italian) 48 ((3) 1): 317–324, JFM 41.0023.06. This paper is an Italian translation by the author of an original commemorative paper in Russian, published in the Сообщенія Харьковскаго Математическаго Общества (Communications de la Societé Mathématique de Kharkoff) 11 (2), 1910: 243–248
- Ostrovskii, I. V. (December 1999), "Kharkov Mathematical Society", European Mathematical Society Newsletter 34: 26–27
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (August 2004), "The Kharkov Mathematical Society", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- B Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, (ILTPE), Mathematics in Kharkov (in Russian), retrieved May 11, 2011
- Kharkov Mathematical Society, web site (in Russian), retrieved May 11, 2011