Israel Mathematical Union
The Israel Mathematical Union (IMU) (Hebrew: הַאִיגּוּד הַיִשְׂרְאֵלִי לְמָתֶמָטִיקָה) is an association of professional mathematicians in Israel. It is a member of the European Mathematical Society and the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and has reciprocity membership agreements with the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
האיגוד הישראלי למתמטיקה
|Formation||March 2, 1953|
The Union was founded on 2 March 1953 and held its first meeting with eleven short lectures on 28 September of that year. Early members included Binyamin Amirà, Michael Fekete, and Abraham Fraenkel, who represented the Union at the 1954 International Congress of Mathematicians in Amsterdam, as well as Shmuel Agmon, Jacob Levitzki, and Dov Jarden.
The Israel Mathematical Union awards three major prizes:
- The Anna and Lajos Erdős Prize in Mathematics, awarded to an Israeli mathematician under the age of 41.
- The Levitzki Prize in Algebra, awarded biennially to a young Israeli mathematician for research in Algebra or related areas.
- The Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics, awarded for outstanding achievements in a mathematical Ph.D. dissertation.
- Yakar Kannai (1981–1982)
- Shmuel Kantorovitz (1983–1984)
- Raphael Artzy (1985–1986)
- Moshe Jarden (1987–1988)
- Zvi Ziegler (1989–1990)
- Yisrael Aumann (1991–1992)
- Miriam Cohen (1993–1994)
- Stephen Gelbart (1995–1996)
- Lawrence Zalcman (1997–1998)
- Joseph Zaks (1999–2000)
- Vitali Milman (2001–2002)
- Allan Pinkus (2003–2004)
- Sergiu Hart (2005–2006)
- Michael Lin (2007–2008)
- Harry Dym (2009–2010)
- Louis H. Rowen (2011–2012)
- Alek Vainshtein (2013–2014)
- Vitali Milman (2015–2016)
- "About Us". Israel Mathematical Union. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (February 2018). "The Israel Mathematical Union". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. University of St Andrews.
- "The Anna and Lajos Erdős Prize in Mathematics". Israel Mathematical Union. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- "Levitzki Prize in Algebra". Israel Mathematical Union. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- "Nessyahu Prize". Israel Mathematical Union. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
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