# Danish Mathematical Society

The **Danish Mathematical Society** (**Dansk Matematisk Forening**) is a society of Danish mathematicians founded in 1873 at the University of Copenhagen, a year after the French Mathematical Society. According to the society website, it has "the purpose of acting for the benefit of mathematics in research and education."

## History

The society was founded after the idea of Thorvald N. Thiele. The first committee was composed of Thiele, Hieronymus Georg Zeuthen and Julius Petersen.

### Presidents

- Johan Jensen (1892–1903)
- Vilhelm Herman Oluf Madsen (1903–1910)
- Niels Nielsen (1910–1917)
- Johannes Mollerup (1917–1926)
- Harald Bohr (1926–1929, 1937–1951)
- Børge Jessen (1954–1958)

## See also

## External links

- K. Ramskov, The Danish Mathematical Society through 125 Years,
*Historia Mathematica*, 2000. - The Danish Mathematical Society, English webpage
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Danish Mathematical Society", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

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