Argentina Mathematical Union

The Argentina Mathematical Union

The Argentina Mathematical Union (Unión Matemática Argentina) was founded in 1936 for [4]:-
... the diffusion and education of mathematics in Argentina.
The following professors played major roles in setting up the Union: J Allende Posse, José Babini, Francisco Berdiales, Juan Blaquier, Carlos Biggeri, Clotilde Bula, Enrique Butty, Jorge Carrizo rueda, Félix Cernuschi, Carlos Dieulefait, Alejandro Estrada, Fernando Gaspar, José Giannone, Alberto González Domínguez, José González Galé, Manuel Guitarte, Walter S Hill, Ludovico Ivanissevich, Francisco la Menza, Hilario Magliano, Octavio Picco, Juan Olguín, Elba Raimondi, Julio Rey Pastor, José Sortheis and Fausto Toranzos.

The first President of the Union was Manuel Guitarte, with Julio Rey Pastor and José G Sortheis as the first vice-presidents. They served from 1936 to 1938 with Alberto González Domínguez and Yanny Prenkel as secretaries and Raquel Simonetti as treasurer.

The Union publishes the Revista de la Unión Matemática Argentina (Journal of the Mathematical Union Argentina). In the first issue, Volume 1 No 1 (1936), they set out the aims of the Argentina Mathematical Union [4]:-

This Union sets out to foster the evident progress of mathematical investigation in Argentina, by means of scientific meetings, support, etc. and to coordinate the work of diverse groups of scholars who in this country study higher mathematics, and of the dispersed investigators in the Latin nations of America. The increasing production of mathematics by all of them, indicates the purpose of publishing a magazine - that will be the organ of the new organization exclusively devoted to works of higher mathematics and theoretical physics... The enthusiastic support for the initiative on the part of Argentinean mathematicians and the valuable contributions that are arriving from other countries, confirm our faith and stimulate us to devote all our efforts so that our work is fertile and lasting.
The first part of the first volume contains, among a number of papers, Métrica e integración en los espacios abstractos by J Rey Pastor who gives his affiliation at Buenos Aires. The second part of the first volume contains, among a number of papers, Hiperconvergencia de las series de Dirichlet cuyos exponentes forman una sucesión de densidad máxima infinita by Sixto Ríos (Madrid) and Algunos complementos a la teoría de límites de las funciones reales en espacios abstractos by J Rey Pastor (Buenos Aires). Information about all the early volumes is given in [1] and [2].

In 1945 the Revista became the Revista de la Unión Matemática Argentina y de la Asociación Física Argentina (Journal of the Argentina Mathematical Union and of the Argentina Physics Association). In 1968 it went back to its original title of Revista de la Unión Matemática Argentina. The number of parts per volume has varied over the years. For example Volume 41 has four parts, two in 1998, and one in each of 1999 and 2000. Volume 43 has a single part dated 2002 but published in 2003. Since 2003, with one exception, there has been one volume per year consisting of two parts published in June and December [4]:-

The Journal of the Argentine Mathematical Union is an open access journal, meaning it is freely available on the public internet, allowing any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
Since 1982 the Argentina Mathematical Union, together with the Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Computing of the National University of Córdoba, has published The Journal of Mathematical Education [4]:-
It is an annual publication of three parts, with the aim of disseminating topics of mathematics and teaching. It is mainly intended for teachers who teach mathematics at the primary, secondary and first year levels of the university, and for students, professors and researchers in the field of mathematics education.
Here is a list of Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers of the Mathematical Union Argentina since its foundation:
1936-1938:
President: Manuel Guitarte
Vice-Presidents: Julio Rey Pastor and José G Sortheix
Secretaries: Alberto González Domínguez and Yanny Prenkel
Treasurer: Raquel Simonetti

1938-1940:
President: Manuel Guitarte
Vice-Presidents: Julio Rey Pastor and José Babini
Secretary: Fernando L Gaspar
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1940-1941:
President: Manuel Guitarte
Vice-Presidents: Julio Rey Pastor and José Babini
Secretary: Fernando L Gaspar
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1942-1943:
President: José Babini
Vice-President: José González Calé
Secretary: Fernando L Gaspar
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1943-1944:
President: José González Galé
Vice-President: Fernando L Gaspar
Secretary: Yanny Frenkel
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1944-1945:
President: Fernando L Gaspar
Vice-President: Pedro Rosell Soler
Secretary: Yanny Frenkel
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula
ProTreasurer: Osvaldo A Falco

1945-1947:
President: Alejandro Terracini
Vice-Presidents: Agustín Durañona y Vedia and Alberto Sagastume Berra
Secretary: Máximo Valentinuzzi
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1947-1949:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo H Zarantonello and Juan Carlos Vignaux
Secretary: Máximo Valentinuzzi
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1949-1951:
President: Julio Rey Pastor
Vice-Presidents: César A Trejo and Félix Herrera
Secretary: Máximo Valentinuzzi
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1951-1953:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Luis A Santaló and Antonio Monteiro
Secretary: Máximo Valentinuzzi
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1953-1955:
President: César A Trejo
Vice-Presidents: Alberto González Domínguez and Manuel Balanzat
Secretary: Pedro Pi Calleja
Treasurer: Clotilde A Bula

1955-1957:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Luis A Santaló and César A Trejo
Secretary: Pedro Pi Calleja
Treasurer: Germán Fernández

1957-1963:
President: José Babini
Vice-Presidents: Antonio Monteiro and Mischa Cotlar
Secretary: Roque Scarfiello
Treasurer: Concepción Ballester

1963-1965:
President: José Babini
Vice-Presidents: Luis A Santaló and Félix Herrera
Secretary: Roque Scarfiello
Treasurer: Elisa Quastler

1965-1967:
President: José Babini
Vice-Presidents: Rodolfo Ricabarra and Eduardo H Zarantonello
Secretary: Orlando Villamayor
Treasurer: Elisa Quastler

1967-1968:
President: Luis A Santaló
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Antonio Monteiro
Secretary: Manuel Balanzat
Treasurer: María Cristina Preti

1968-1970:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Orlando Villarriayor
Secretary: Fausto A Toranzos (hijo)
Treasurer: Susana Gastaminza

1970-1972:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Orlando Villamayor
Secretary: Beatriz Margolis
Treasurer: Josefina A Alonso

1972-1974:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Orlando Villamayor
Secretary: Manuel Balanzat
Treasurer: Norma Pietrocola

1974-1976:
President: Alberto González Domínguez
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Luis A Santaló
Secretary: Carlos D Gregorio
Treasurer: Carlos E D'Attelis

1976-1978:
President: Orlando Villamayor
Vice-Presidents: Eduardo Gaspar and Luis A Santaló
Secretary: Carlos D Gregorio
Treasurer: Adrián Paenza

1978-1980:
President: Orlando E Villamayor
Vice-Presidents: Mario Castagnino and Juan A Tirao
Secretary: Carlos Gregorio
Treasurer: Ana Blangino

1980-1982:
President: Orlando E Villamayor
Vice-Presidents: Juan A Tirao and Eduardo Gaspar
Secretary: Carlos Gregorio
Treasurer: E Cortina

1982-1984:
President: Carlos Segovia Fernández
Vice-Presidents: Juan A Tirao and Eduardo Gaspar
Secretary: Manuel Balanzat
Treasurer: Telma Caputti

1984-1986:
President: Carlos Segovia Fernández
Vice-Presidents: Juan A Tirao and Roberto G Ovejero
Secretary: Manuel Balanzat
Treasurer: Telma Caputti

1986-1989:
President: R L Cignoli
Vice-Presidents: Juan A Tirao and R G Ovejero
Secretary: Fausto Toranzos
Treasurer: Telma Caputti

1989-1991:
President: Roberto Macías
Vice-Presidents: Felipe Zó and Angel Larotonda
Secretary: Néstor Aguilera
Treasurer: Beatriz Viviani

1991-1993:
President: Roberto Macías
Vice-Presidents: Felipe Zó and Ángel Larotonda
Secretary: Eleonor Harboure
Treasurer: Beatriz Viviani

1993-1995:
President: Juan A Tirao
Vice-Presidents: Felipe Zó and Eduardo Lami Dozo
Secretary: Jorge A Vargas
Treasurer: Isabel Dotti

1995-1997:
President: Juan A Tirao
Vice-Presidents: Felipe Zó and Jorge E Solomín
Secretary: Jorge Vargas
Treasurer: Isabel Dotti

1997-2001:
President: Felipe J Zó
Vice-Presidents: Jorge E Solomín and Carlos Cabrelli
Secretary: Hugo Alvarez
Treasurer: Alejandro Neme

2001-2005:
President: Jorge Solomin
Vice-Presidents: Carlos Cabrelli and Hugo Aimar
Secretary: Adriana Galli
Treasurer: María Teresa Guardarucci

2005-2009:
President: Carlos Cabrelli
Vice-Presidents: Hernán Cendra and Hugo Aimar
Secretary: Andrea Solotar
Treasurer: Liliana Gysin

2009-2011:
President: Hernán Cendra
Vice-Presidents: Hugo Aimar and Nicolás Andruskiewitsch
Secretary: Beatriz Marrón
Treasurer: Rosana Entizne

2011-2013:
President: Eleonor Harboure
Vice-Presidents: Hugo Aimar and Nicolás Andruskiewitsch
Secretary: Beatriz Viviani
Treasurer: Liliana Forzani

2013-2015:
President: Hugo Aimar
Vice-Presidents: Nicolás Andruskiewitsch and Felipe Zó
Secretary: Pedro Morin
Treasurer: Bruno Bongioanni

2015-2017:
President: Nicolás Andruskiewitsch
Vice-Presidents: Alejandro Neme and Alejandra Maestripieri
Secretary: Paulo Tirao
Treasurer: Fernando Fantino


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