London Mathematical Society
United Kingdom's learned societies for mathematics
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Formation  1865 

Type  Learned society 
Headquarters  London, WC1 United Kingdom 
President  Jonathan Keating 
Key people  Catherine Hobbs, Iain Gordon(Vice President) 
Website  www.lms.ac.uk 
The London Mathematical Society (LMS) is one of the United Kingdom's learned societies for mathematics (the others being the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Operational Research Society (ORS).
London Mathematical Society Intro articles: 3
History
The Society was established on 16 January 1865, the first president being Augustus De Morgan. The earliest meetings were held in University College, but the Society soon moved into Burlington House, Piccadilly. The initial activities of the Society included talks and publication of a journal.
The LMS was used as a model for the establishment of the American Mathematical Society in 1888.
The Society was granted a royal charter in 1965, a century after its foundation. In 1998 the Society moved from rooms in Burlington House into De Morgan House (named after the society's first president), at 57–58 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, to accommodate an expansion of its staff.
In 2015 the Society celebrated its 150th Anniversary. The year of celebrations promoted 150 years of the Society with a wide range of meetings, events and other activities, highlighting the historical and continuing value and prevalence of mathematics in society, and in everyday life
London Mathematical Society History articles: 8
Membership
Membership is open to those who are interested in mathematics. Currently, there are four classes of membership, namely: (a) Ordinary, (b) Reciprocity, (c) Associate, and (d) Associate (undergraduate). In addition, Honorary Members of the Society are distinguished mathematicians who are not normally resident in the UK, who are proposed by the Society's Council for election to Membership at a Society Meeting.^{[1]}
LMS Activities
The Society publishes books and periodicals; organises mathematical conferences; provides funding to promote mathematics research and education; and awards a number of prizes and fellowships for excellence in mathematical research.
Grants
The Society supports mathematics in the UK through its grant schemes. These schemes provide support for mathematicians at different stages in their careers. The Society’s grants include research grants for mathematicians, early career researchers and computer scientists working at the interface of mathematics and computer science; education grants for teachers and other educators; travel grants to attend conferences; and grants for those with caring responsibilities.
Awarding grants is one of the primary mechanisms through which the Society achieves its central purpose, namely to 'promote and extend mathematical knowledge’.
Fellowships
The Society also offers a range of Fellowships: LMS Early Career Fellowships; LMS AtiyahLebanon UK Fellowships; LMS Emmy Noether Fellowships and Grace Chisholm Young Fellowships.
Society Lectures and Meetings
The Society organises an annual programme of events and meetings. The programme provides meetings of interest to undergraduates, through early career researchers to established mathematicians. These include LMSBath Mathematical Symposia, Lecture Series (Aitken/Forder, Hardy, Invited), Research Schools, LMS Prospects in Mathematics Meeting, Public Lectures, Society Meetings, LMS Undergraduate Summer Schools and Women in Mathematics Days.
Publications
The Society's periodical publications include five journals:
 Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society (1969  present)^{[2]}
 Journal of the London Mathematical Society (1926  present)^{[3]}
 Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society (1865  present)^{[4]}
 Transactions of the London Mathematical Society (2014  present)^{[5]}
 Journal of Topology (2006  present)
It also publishes the journal Compositio Mathematica on behalf of its owning foundation, Mathematika on behalf of University College London and copublishes Nonlinearity with the Institute of Physics.
It also copublishes four series of translations: Russian Mathematical Surveys, Izvestiya: Mathematics and Sbornik: Mathematics (jointly with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Turpion), and Transactions of the Moscow Mathematical Society (jointly with the American Mathematical Society).
Books
The Society publishes two book series, the LMS Lecture Notes and LMS Student Texts.
Previously it published a series of Monographs and (jointly with the American Mathematical Society) the History of Mathematics series.
An electronic journal, the LMS Journal of Computation and Mathematics ceased publication at the end of 2017.
London Mathematical Society Publications articles: 11
Prizes
The named prizes are:
 De Morgan Medal (triennial) — the most prestigious
 Pólya Prize (two years out of three)
 Louis Bachelier Prize (biennial)
 Senior Berwick Prize
 Senior Whitehead Prize (biennial)
 Naylor Prize and Lectureship
 Berwick Prize
 Anne Bennett Prize
 Senior Anne Bennett Prize
 Fröhlich Prize (biennial)
 Shephard Prize
 Whitehead Prize (annual)
 Hirst Prize
In addition, the Society jointly with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications awards the David Crighton Medal and Christopher Zeeman Medal on alternating years.^{[6]} The LMS also awards the Emmy Noether Fellowship.
London Mathematical Society Prizes articles: 15
List of presidents
 1865–1866 Augustus De Morgan
 1866–1868 James Joseph Sylvester
 1868–1870 Arthur Cayley
 1870–1872 William Spottiswoode
 1872–1874 Thomas Archer Hirst
 1874–1876 Henry John Stephen Smith
 1876–1878 Lord Rayleigh
 1878–1880 Charles Watkins Merrifield
 1880–1882 Samuel Roberts
 1882–1884 Olaus Henrici
 1884–1886 James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
 1886–1888 James Cockle
 1888–1890 John James Walker
 1890–1892 Alfred George Greenhill
 1892–1894 Alfred Kempe
 1894–1896 Percy Alexander MacMahon
 1896–1898 Edwin Elliott
 1898–1900 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
 1900–1902 E. W. Hobson
 1902–1904 Horace Lamb
 1904–1906 Andrew Forsyth
 1906–1908 William Burnside
 1908–1910 William Davidson Niven
 1910–1912 H. F. Baker
 1912–1914 Augustus Edward Hough Love
 1914–1916 Joseph Larmor
 1916–1918 Hector Macdonald
 1918–1920 John Edward Campbell
 1920–1922 Herbert Richmond
 1922–1924 William Henry Young
 1924–1926 Arthur Lee Dixon
 1926–1928 G. H. Hardy
 1928–1929 E. T. Whittaker
 1929–1931 Sydney Chapman
 1931–1933 Alfred Cardew Dixon
 1933–1935 G. N. Watson
 1935–1937 George Barker Jeffery
 1937–1939 Edward Arthur Milne
 1939–1941 G. H. Hardy
 1941–1943 John Edensor Littlewood
 1943–1945 L. J. Mordell
 1945–1947 Edward Charles Titchmarsh
 1947–1949 W. V. D. Hodge
 1949–1951 Max Newman
 1951–1953 George Frederick James Temple
 1953–1955 J. H. C. Whitehead
 1955–1957 Philip Hall
 1957–1959 Harold Davenport
 1959–1961 Hans Heilbronn
 1961–1963 Mary Cartwright
 1963–1965 Arthur Geoffrey Walker
 1965–1967 Graham Higman
 1967–1969 J. A. Todd
 1969–1970 Edward Collingwood
 1970–1972 Claude Ambrose Rogers
 1972–1974 David George Kendall
 1974–1976 Michael Atiyah
 1976–1978 J. W. S. Cassels
 1978–1980 C. T. C. Wall
 1980–1982 Barry Johnson
 1982–1984 Paul Cohn
 1984–1986 Ioan James
 1986–1988 Erik Christopher Zeeman
 1988–1990 John H. Coates
 1990–1992 John Kingman
 1992–1994 John Ringrose
 1994–1996 Nigel Hitchin
 1996–1998 John M. Ball
 1998–2000 Martin J. Taylor
 2000–2002 Trevor Stuart
 2002–2003 Peter Goddard
 2003–2005 Frances Kirwan
 2005–2007 John Toland
 2007–2009 E. Brian Davies
 2009 (interim) John M. Ball
 2009–2011 Angus Macintyre
 2011–2013 Graeme Segal^{[7]}
 2013–2015 Terry Lyons
 2015–2017 Simon Tavaré
 2017–2019 Caroline Series
 2019–2021 Jonathan Keating^{[8]}
See also
 American Mathematical Society
 Edinburgh Mathematical Society
 European Mathematical Society
 List of Mathematical Societies
 Council for the Mathematical Sciences
 BCSFACS Specialist Group
References
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 ^ https://www.lms.ac.uk/publications/blms
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 ^ "IMALMS Prizes". London Mathematical Society. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
 ^ "2011 LMS Election Results". London Mathematical Society. 18 November 2011.
 ^ "List of Presidents of the London Mathematical Society" (PDF). London Mathematical Society. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
 Oakes, Susan Margaret; Pears, Alan Robson; Rice, Adrian Clifford (2005). The Book of Presidents 1865–1965. London Mathematical Society. ISBN 0950273414.