The Catalan Mathematical Society

Founded in 1986

The Institute of Catalan Studies (Institut d'Estudis Catalans) was founded in 1907 and the Catalan Society for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics was founded in 1931 within its Science Section.

See the separate article for details of how that Society developed.

The Mathematics section with that Society expanded so rapidly that in 1986 the four branches of the Catalan Society for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics each became a separate Society. Thus the Catalan Mathematical Society was founded.

The Society set out its aims in its statutes which include a mission [1]:-
... to cultivate the mathematical sciences; to spread its knowledge among the Catalan society; to foster its teaching and research, both pure and applied; and to publish whatever works that fit these goals.
The Society organises several different types of activities. It publishes books including translations into Catalan of classic texts such as Gauss' Disquisitiones Arithmeticae and Descartes' La Géométrie . It publishes two journals, the Bulletin which contains expository papers of wide interest, and the Notices which contains general information on the Society's activities. It gives awards such as the Evariste Galois prize for students and the Josep Teixidor prize for the best PhD thesis. It also represents the Catalan mathematical community in many situations including approaches to the education authorities.

The Society publishes two journals in Catalan [2]:-
Publication is also an important activity of the SCM. We publish the 'SCM-Noticies' (in Catalan), a printed bulletin of news of our society and the Catalan mathematical community, and the 'Butlleti' (also in Catalan), a journal that publishes mathematical papers of an expositive or review nature. Both appear twice per year. The 'Butlleti' is nowadays perhaps the highest, and almost the unique, representative of a scientific publication of Mathematics in Catalan language.
In addition the Society began publishing Reports@SCM, an electronic research journal, in 2014. It originated from the desire to help students and young researchers in their first steps in the world of research publication.

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References (show)

  1. S Xambo-Descamps, The Catalan Mathematical Society, European Mathematical Society Newsletter 36 (June, 2000), 3.
  2. J de Solà-Morales, The Catalan Mathematical Society and Mathematics in Catalonia, European Mathematical Society Newsletter 93 (2014), 47-48.

Last Updated April 2015