Kharkov Mathematical Society

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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,.[1] 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[edit]

Former presidents of Kharkov Mathematical Society[edit]

The following scientists were former presidents of the society:[2]

Notable members[edit]

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):[3] apparently the members of the society were not aware of his death.


  1. ^ According to Ostrovskii (1999, p. 26)
  2. ^ According to Ostrovskii (1999, p. 27).
  3. ^ According to Maggi (1910, p. 317).


  • 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 Maggi, Gian Antonio (1910), "Джачинто Морера", Сообщенія Харьковскаго Математическаго Общества (Communications de la Societé Mathématique de Kharkoff), 11 (2): 243–248 
  • Ostrovskii, I. V. (December 1999), "Kharkov Mathematical Society" (PDF), European Mathematical Society Newsletter, 34: 26–27 


External links[edit]

  • Kharkov Mathematical Society, web site (in Russian), retrieved May 11, 2011