New Zealand Mathematical Society | Wikipedia audio article

New Zealand Mathematical Society | Wikipedia audio article


The New Zealand Mathematical Society is a
New Zealand based learned society of mathematicians. It is listed by the Royal Society of New Zealand
as the affiliate organisation responsible for mathematics research, and by the International
Mathematical Union as the national mathematical society of its country. The total membership in the society has varied
from approximately 100 soon after its 1974 foundation to between 200 and 300 at its 25th
anniversary in 1999.The NZMS has its origins in the annual New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium,
held beginning in 1966, and in a 1967 visit to New Zealand by Bernhard Neumann during
which he promoted connections between the New Zealand and Australian mathematics communities. A drafting committee for the new society was
formed at the 1973 colloquium, despite some opposition from the RSNZ’s National Committee
for Mathematics, and the society was founded in 1974 with David Vere-Jones as founding
president.The society publishes the Newsletter of the New Zealand Mathematical Society three
times a year, and co-sponsors the New Zealand Journal of Mathematics (ISSN 1179-4984) with
the Department of Mathematics of the University of Auckland. The journal was given its name and co-sponsorship
in 1992, and is the successor to a previous publication founded in 1969, the Mathematical
Chronicle of the University of Auckland.Other activities of the society include hosting
student competitions, visiting lecturers, and colloquium speakers, and providing travel
grants for New Zealand students and mathematicians to attend conferences. A small number of distinguished mathematicians
with ties to New Zealand have been named as Honorary Life Members of the society, including
Henry Forder, Vaughan Jones, and Bernhard Neumann

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