About the AMS

Meet the American Mathematical Society

A professional society since 1888, we advance research and connect the diverse global mathematical community through publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs.


Some 30,000 individuals and 570 institutions worldwide make up the Society. AMS membership supports the mathematical sciences by providing access to research, professional networking, conferences and events, advocacy, and a connection to a community passionate about mathematics and its relationship to other disciplines and everyday life:


We welcome participation to inspire and connect individuals across cultural, international, and disciplinary boundaries. Our goal is to deliver a true sense of encouragement and connectedness, creating a community with mathematics at its center. We serve all who are interested in mathematics, by:



We partner with multiple coalitions and organizations that support science, advocate for research funding, promote awareness of mathematics and serve the profession. We also sponsor mathematicians and mathematical and scientific groups across disciplines, geographic regions and career stages. We believe in:



Our success relies on the invaluable engagement of hundreds of volunteers who serve as officers and committee members. The Board of Trustees and Council work together to serve the needs of AMS membership and the broader mathematical community.

Mission Statement

The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which

  • promote mathematical research, its communication and uses,
  • encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills,
  • support mathematical education at all levels,
  • advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals,
  • foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.