American Mathematical Society

Founded in 1888, the mission of the American Mathematical Society is to further the interests of mathematical research, scholarship and education, serving the national and international community through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs. In 1896, the AMS meeting hosted by the University at Buffalo is recognized as the first colloquium of the Society.

Today's membership includes over 28,000 individuals and 560 institutional members around the world. Join us this fall, September 16 and 17, when UB Math hosts the Fall AMS Sectional Meeting.

UB Math to host Fall AMS Sectional Meeting

September 16-17, 2017
(Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1132
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Open Math Notes, a repository of freely downloadable mathematical works in progress hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to researchers, teachers and students.

These draft works include course notes, textbooks, and research expositions in progress. They have not been published elsewhere, and, as works in progress, are subject to significant revision.

Visitors are encouraged to download and use these materials as teaching and research aids, and to send constructive comments and suggestions to the authors.

Noted in the AMS Archives

T. S. Fiske, AMS Founder, 1888, writes:

The summer meeting at Buffalo in 1896 is memorable for the first colloquium of the Society. The colloquium was the idea of Professor H S White, then at Northwestern University, who had been one of the leading spirits in the organisation of the colloquium held at Evanston in connection with the World's Fair at Chicago.

The 1896 meeting at Buffalo included presnetations by James Pierpont, Yale University, Galois's theory of equations, and, Maxime Bôcher, Harvard University, Linear differential equations and their applications.

AMS Resources

Author Resource Center provides information and tools to prepare your work for publication. The Center is available to assist you to successfully write, edit, illustrate, and publish your mathematical works.

Information for Faculty provides access to helpful data, professional services, mathematical posters, news, prizes and awards through the AMS web site. Department leaders can benefit from the experiences of others in their efforts to enhance learning and teaching.

AMS for Students provides news and information for high school students and undergraduates

Information for Researchers supports postdoctoral scholars with important research tools like MathSciNet, collaborative "Mathematics Research Communities," books and journals, and employment and travel assistance programs.