Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society
In 1969 the Brazilian Mathematical Society was founded during the Seventh Brazilian Mathematics Colloquium. Chaim Samuel Hönig was leading the move to establish the Society and he was elected as the first President. The Society began publishing a Bulletin in 1970 and Hönig wrote the Introduction to the first part of the first volume. We present an English translation below.
Chaim Samuel Hönig, Apresentação, Boletim da Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática - Bulletin/Brazilian Mathematical Society 1 (1970), i-ii.
The publication of this first issue of the Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society marks a high point in the Society's activities; we believe this is the appropriate time to give, on behalf of the Board of Directors, a small account of what we have done so far and, at the same time, present some of our projects for the near future.
The Brazilian Mathematical Society was founded in July 1969, during the Seventh Brazilian Mathematics Colloquium, in Poços de Caldas, MG. On that occasion, its Executive Board and four members of the Board of Directors were elected; they subsequently chose the four remaining members of the Directing Council.
The composition of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Mathematical Society is as follows:
Executive Board - President: Chaim Samuel Honig (University of São Paulo); General Secretary: Renzo A Piccinini (University of São Paulo); Treasurer; Alberto de Azevedo (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).
Board Members - Cândido Lima da Silva Dias (University of São Paulo); Carlos Benjamin de Lyra (University of São Paulo); Elon Lages Lima (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics of CNPq); Fernando Cardoso (Federal University of Pernambuco); José Ubirajara Alves (Federal University of Ceará); Manfredo Perdigão do Carmo (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics of the CNPq); Maurício Matos Peixoto (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics of the CNPq) and Nelson Onuchic (School of Engineering of São Carlos, SP).
With this regional distribution we hope to stimulate the activities of the Brazilian Mathematical Society also outside the Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo region.
To date, the Society has organised three scientific meetings.
The first one took place in Rio de Janeiro on the 9th and 10th of January, consisting of a formal session on the premises of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, with the presentation of the lecture "Integrals at integer values" by Prof Elon Lages Lima, and a Communications session held at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The communications presented on that occasion are published in this volume.
The second meeting, held under the scientific aegis of the Society and sponsored by the National Research Council and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, took place at the Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, in São Carlos, SP, from 14 to 23 January 1970. It was a specialised meeting of Algebraic and Differential Topology and had 29 participants from five countries. Twenty lectures were held on the occasion. The "Proceedings of the Colloquium on Algebraic and Differential Topology" will be published shortly, starting the "Minutes" collection that the Society will edit.
From the 15th to the 26th of July, the "Third Fortnight of Functional Analysis" took place at the Instituto Técnico de Aeronáutica, in São José dos Campos, SP. This meeting, organised by the Brazilian Mathematical Society, was also highly sponsored by the National Research Council and the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo. The "Third Fortnight" had 30 participants from 6 countries; 16 lectures and two courses were presented. The Minutes of this meeting will constitute the second volume of the "Atas" collection.
The Brazilian Mathematical Society was also represented at the XII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (Salvador, BA, July 5-11, 1970), having sponsored some lectures on Statistics and Analysis.
It is the intention of the Board of Directors to publish two issues of the Bulletin per year; this publication, in addition to articles written by specialists, will have a section of communications made at meetings of the Society, a section of "books reviews" and a section of useful information to the Brazilian mathematical community (scholarships, registration period for the same, courses, etc.).
Other sections are under study and in this regard we ask for suggestions from our partners.
We take advantage of this introduction to give thanks for the financial support the Brazilian Mathematical Society has received from the National Research Council and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo.
As we have already said on the occasion of the inauguration of this Board, we hope that the Brazilian mathematical community will give the maximum prestige to our Society, not only joining it and attending its meetings, but also collaborating with suggestions, works, etc. It is with an appeal in this sense that we end this introduction.
São Paulo, 12 January 1970.
Chaim Samuel Honig
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