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Irish Mathematical Society

The Irish Mathematical Society aims to further Mathematics and Mathematical research in Ireland. Its membership is international, but it mainly represents mathematicians in Universities and other third level institutes in Ireland.


The Society publishes a Bulletin twice per year (July and December approximately).

Irish Mathematical Society AGM 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the society will take place on
Tuesday 20th December at 3:30pm in University College Dublin. Moore Auditorium, Science East (map)

All members are most cordially invited. The date is auspicious in that it is the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the society which was held in Trinity College on 20th December 1976.

Officer and committee positions for 2017 will be filled at the AGM pursuant to Article 12 of the society's constitution (viewable on the left). Nominations, which must be seconded, will be taken from the floor. The committee encourages all members to take part in the electoral process in order to ensure fair representation of the membership as a whole.

Following the AGM (and tea break), at 6pm there will be an IMS lecture: A Painless Overview of the Riemann Hypothesis (Proof omitted) by Professor Peter Lynch

Annual conference

The IMS runs an annual conference in September, both devoted to mathematical topics from current research to educational issues.

Education sub-Committee

The Society has a sub-committee to discuss issues and formulate positions concerning Mathematics education.

Journal exchange agreements

There are exchange agreements for the Bulletin with several societies and journals worldwide

Membership reciprocity agreements

Reciprocity agreements are in place between the IMS and a number of other mathematical societies.

European Mathematical Society.

The Society is a member of the European Mathematical Society.

Conference support grants

The IMS Committee provides financial assistance to the cost of running conferences and meetings of a mathematical nature, within its means. Applications for support are made via the Treasurer. See this list of recent grants approved and guidelines for applications available here.

Fergus Gaines Cup

The Fergus Gaines Cup is awarded annually by the Society to the best performer in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO).