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. UB Math served as host of the Fall 2017 AMS Sectional Meeting.

UB Math hosted the Fall 2017 AMS Sectional Meeting

September 16-17, 2017
(Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1132
See program and abstracts.

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


In 1894 the American Mathematical Society, known as the The New York Mathematical Society, held its first meeting in Brooklyn under its new name. At this meeting G W Hill was elected President.

Two summer meetings were held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science while Hill was President. The first was held in Springfield, Massachusetts in the summer of 1895. The second meeting was held at Buffalo, New York in the summer of 1896.

T S Fiske 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 Colloquium of the American Mathematical Society was born in Buffalo, and continues today with the lectures through the years listed here.

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