Calcutta Mathematical Society | Wikipedia audio article

Calcutta Mathematical Society | Wikipedia audio article


The Calcutta Mathematical Society (CalMathSoc)
is an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to the interests of mathematical
research and education in India. The Society has its head office located at
Kolkata, India.==History==
Calcutta Mathematical Society was established on 6 September 1908 under the stewardship
of Sir Asutosh Mookerjee, the then Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University. He was the founder president of the Society,
and was assisted by Sir Gurudas Banerjee, Prof. C.E. Cullis and Prof. Gauri Sankar Dey as Vice
Presidents and Prof. Phanindra Lal Ganguly as the Founder Secretary of the organization. It is said that the founders were inspired
by the structure and operations of the London Mathematical Society while forming this organization. Over more than the last 100 years, the Society
has fostered teaching and research of theoretical and applied mathematical sciences through
several pedagogic and technical activities. It is honored to be associated with legends
like Albert Einstein, Anil Kumar Gain, S. Chandrasekhar, Abdus Salam and many more eminent
scientists and researchers across the globe.==Activities==
The main academic activities of the Society can broadly be classified under the following
three heads – Memorial Lectures, Special Lectures and Regular Seminars and Symposiums. The Memorial Lectures are organized by the
Society every year in honor of great academicians who were once associates and patrons of the
organization. The Special Lectures are given on request
by eminent researchers and scientists who visit Kolkata from time to time. The Seminars and Symposiums are generally
held on an annual basis, focusing on the Pedagogic and Technical topics as well as topics of
popular interest. ‘International Symposium on Mathematical Physics
in memory of S. Chandrasekhar with a special session on Abdus Salam’ is notable one. National seminars on ‘Theory & Methodology
of Mathematics Teaching’, ‘Contribution of René Descartes’,’Contribution of Gottfried
Leibniz’, National Seminar on ‘Power generation, Environment Pollution and related Mathematical
Equations’ were the most notable programme. Director of all those programs was Professor
N.C. Ghosh. Professor C.G. Chakraborty was Director of National seminar
on ‘Satyndranath Bose & his contribution’, Professor B.N. Mondal was Director of the ‘Workshop on Mathematics
Teaching Research & Training’ organised at Calcutta Mathematical Society.==Publications==
In terms of publishing substantial academic work, Calcutta Mathematical Society is the
1st Mathematical Society in India and Asia, and is the 13th in the whole world. The main publication of the Society is the
Bulletin of Calcutta Mathematical Society, which commenced its journey back in 1909 and
has been of great repute in the global scenario of mathematics for more than 100 years. The major publications of the Society are
its four journals and bulletins as follows. Bulletin of Calcutta Mathematical Society
Journal of Calcutta Mathematical Society Review of Calcutta Mathematical Society
News Bulletin of Calcutta Mathematical SocietyApart from these, the Society has published in form
of books and monographs, the work of great scientists and mathematicians who have come
in close contact with the organization over the course of its journey. The library of the Society currently houses
around 20,000 publications by the Society, and is growing on a continuous basis.==Structure==
The main governing body of the Society is its Council, which is composed of the President,
Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Editorial Secretary and Assistant Secretary (if required). These posts are nominated and elected by the
members at the Annual General Meeting. The membership of the Society is categorized
bases on the involvement of the members. The Honorary Members are nominated from the
pool of current researchers and scientists in the field of mathematical sciences. The Life Members and Ordinary Members of the
Society are elected by the standing members at the General Meetings. The Society has a reciprocity relationship
with American Mathematical Society and Cambridge Philosophical Society, whereby a member of
one of the societies can become a member of the other by paying just half the subscription. The General Meeting of the Society is held
approximately every month and the main agenda revolves around nominating and electing new
members, and reading and judgment of papers to be published in the next edition of the
Bulletin. After the members review and suggest changes
and points of improvements for the papers, they are finalized and are dispatched to be
published.==Association==
The Calcutta Mathematical Society is associated with a number of renowned institutions and
societies across the world. It has a relation of collaboration and co-sponsorship
with the Indian National Science Academy, American Mathematical Society, Canadian Mathematical
Society and the Australian Mathematical Society. It also has a reciprocity relationship with
American Mathematical Society and Cambridge Philosophical Society, via which a member
of any one of these societies can be a member of the other at the payment of half subscription.==See also==
Indian Mathematical Society Kerala Mathematical Association
London Mathematical Society American Mathematical Society
Canadian Mathematical Society Australian Mathematical Society
European Mathematical Society List of Mathematical Societies

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