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Italian Mathematical Union

Unione matematica italiana
Formation7 December 1922; 101 years ago (7 December 1922)
Official language
Piermarco Cannarsa
Main organ
Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana
AffiliationsEuropean Mathematical Society

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]


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.


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:

List of presidents


  1. ^ "Cenni storici sull'Unione Matematica Italiana" [History of the Italian Mathematical Union]. Unione Matematica Italiana (in Italian). Retrieved 2022-11-30.
  2. ^ Magenes, Enrico (1998). "Una testimonianza sul III Congresso dell'U.M.I" [A witness of the third Congress of the UMI]. Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana (in Italian). 1-A (1): 1–6. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
  3. ^ Magenes, Enrico (1998). "L'U.M.I. nel primo dopo-guerra (1945-1951)" [The UMI in the early years after WWI (1945-1951)]. Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana (in Italian). 1-A (2): 145–152. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
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