# Italian Mathematical Union

Formation | 7 December 1922 |
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Headquarters | Bologna |

Fields | Mathematics |

Official language | Italian |

President | Piermarco Cannarsa |

Main organ | Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana |

Affiliations | European Mathematical Society |

Website | https://umi.dm.unibo.it/ |

The **Italian Mathematical Union** (Italian: *Unione Matematica Italiana*) is a mathematical society based in Italy.

It was founded on December 7, 1922, by Luigi Bianchi, Vito Volterra, and most notably, Salvatore Pincherle, who became the Union's first President.^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]}

## History

Salvatore Pincherle, professor at the University of Bologna, sent on 31 March 1922 a letter to all Italian mathematicians in which he planned the establishment of a national mathematical society. The creation was inspired by similar initiatives in other countries, such as the Société mathématique de France (1872), the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (1891), the American Mathematical Society (1891) and, above all, the International Mathematical Union (1920).

The most important Italian mathematicians of the time - among all Luigi Bianchi and Vito Volterra - encouraged Pincherle's initiative also by personally sending articles for the future Bulletin; overall, about 180 mathematicians replied to Pincherle's letter. On December 7 of the same year the first meeting was held.

In 1928 the Italian Mathematical Union hosted the International Congress of Mathematicians in Bologna.

## Activities

The Union's journal is the *Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana*, which contains two sections: one for research papers, and one for expository articles.

The Italian Mathematical Union awards the following prizes:

- the Bartolozzi Prize
- the Caccioppoli Prize
- the Vinti Prize
- the Stampacchia Medal
- the Tricerri Prize

## List of presidents

- 1923-1932: Salvatore Pincherle
- 1932-1948: Luigi Berzolari
- 1949-1952: Enrico Bompiani
- 1952-1958: Giovanni Sansone
- 1958-1964: Alessandro Terracini
- 1965-1968: Giovanni Ricci
- 1968-1971: Guido Stampacchia
- 1971-1974: Guido Stampacchia
- 1974-1977: Enrico Magenes
- 1977-1980: Carlo Pucci
- 1980-1983: Carlo Pucci
- 1983-1986: Vinicio Villani
- 1986-1989: Vinicio Villani
- 1989-1991: Alessandro Figà Talamanca
- 1991-1994: Alessandro Figà Talamanca
- 1994-1997: Alberto Conte
- 1997-2000: Alberto Conte
- 2000-2003: Carlo Sbordone
- 2003-2006: Carlo Sbordone
- 2006-2009: Franco Brezzi
- 2009-2012: Franco Brezzi
- 2012-2015: Ciro Ciliberto
- 2015-2018: Ciro Ciliberto
- 2018-2021: Piermarco Cannarsa
- 2021-2024: Piermarco Cannarsa

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