According to its first statute, the Society’s aim was "a comprehensive cultivation of pure and applied mathematics by means of scientific sessions combined with lectures". The first change to the statute - still in 1921 - resulted in the following insertion: "publication of a periodical and maintenance of contacts

with the mathematical scientific movement".

Members not residing in Cracow were admitted to PTM through local sections. Within the period 1921-1939, the following sections existed: one in Lwów (Lvov), since 1921, and three others since 1923 in Warszawa (Warsaw), Poznań and Wilno (Vilnius). Since 1937, mathematicians from Cracow have constituted part of the Cracow section (after the Society’s headquarters had been moved to Warsaw

and its statute changed).

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*The Polish Mathematical Society (PTM)*, by Janusz Kowalski, Warsaw: ptm-in-ems-newsletter-2004.pdf (873KB)