Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences

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The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is an umbrella organization of seventeen professional societies in the mathematical sciences in the United States. It and its member societies are recognized by the International Mathematical Union as the national mathematical societies for their country.[1]

The CBMS was founded in 1960 as the successor organization to the six-organization Policy Committee for Mathematics (founded by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America as the War Policy Committee in 1942) and the 1958 Conference Organization of the Mathematical Sciences.[2][3] As well as representing US mathematics at the IMU, it acts as a communication channel between its member societies and the US Government, and coordinates joint projects of its member societies.[4]

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  1. ^ United States of America, International Mathematical Union, retrieved 2015-01-24.
  2. ^ About the CBMS, CBMS, retrieved 2015-01-24.
  3. ^ Price, G. Baley (1988), "The mathematical scene, 1940–1965", A century of mathematics in America, Part I, Hist. Math., 1, Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, pp. 379–404, MR 1003184, doi:10.2140/pjm.1988.132.379 .
  4. ^ Botts, Truman (September 1978), "What is the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences?", Journal of Symbolic Logic, 43 (3): 620–621, doi:10.1017/S0022481200049495 .

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