Moscow Mathematical Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Moscow Mathematical Society
Moscow Mathematical Society (MMO) logo.jpg
Formation 1864; 154 years ago (1864)
Headquarters Moscow
Victor Vassiliev

The Moscow Mathematical Society (MMS) is a society of Moscow mathematicians aimed at the development of mathematics in Russia. It was created in 1864, and Victor Vassiliev is the current president.


The first meeting of the society was 27 September [O.S. 15 September] 1864. Nikolai Brashman was the first president of MMO.

The Moscow Mathematical Society was first created in 1810 by extended members of the Muraviev family, but it closed down the year after. In the early 1860s, Nikolai Brashman and August Davidov relaunched the Moscow Mathematical Society at the Moscow University and organized its first meeting on 15 September 1864. The stated goal was «mutual cooperation in the study of the mathematical sciences».[1][2]

Nikolai Brashman was president, and August Davidov vice-president. 14 members joined the Society, with Pafnuty Chebyshev among them. Each member was in charge of a research project, and the bunch met monthly to share and progress on their projects. The outcome was so valuable that the Society decided in April 1865 to publish its works. The first edition of the journal Matematicheskii Sbornik edited by the Society was released in October 1866.[1]

By 1913, the Moscow Mathematical Society had 112 members. The publication of the Matematicheskii Sbornik ceased from 1919 to 1924.[1]

Former presidents[edit]

Annual Prize[edit]

Every year, the Moscow Mathematical Society awards a young mathematician for his/her outstanding work in the field.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Moscow Mathematical Society". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ S.S. Demidov; S.S. Petrova; T.A. Tokareva. "Moscow Mathematical Society and the development of Russian mathematical community". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Evgenii Mikhailovich Landis". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ Semen Grigorʹevich Gindikin (2003). Lie Groups and Symmetric Spaces: In Memory of F.I. Karpelevich, Volume 210. American Mathematician Society. ISBN 9780821834725.
  5. ^ Lewis Bowen; R. I. Grigorchuk; Yaroslav Vorobets (2012). Dynamical Systems and Group Actions. American Mathematical Society. ISBN 9780821869222.
  6. ^ "Curriculum vitae - Victor A. Vassiliev" (PDF). Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Eugene Gorsky awarded 2013 prise of the Moscow Mathematical Society". 14 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Leonid Petrov awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society Prize". 15 October 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Smilka Zdravkovska, Peter Duren (Herausgeber), The golden ages of Moscow Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 2007
  • A.P. Yushkevich, History of mathematics in Russia until 1917, Moscow, 1968

External links[edit]