The Circolo Matematico di Palermo (Mathematical Circle of Palermo) is an Italian mathematical society, founded in
Palermo Palermo ( , ; scn, Palermu, ; la, Panormus, from el, Πάνορμος, Pánormos; ar, بَلَرْم‎, ''Balarm'') is a city of southern Italy, the capital (political), capital of both the autonomous area, autonomous region of Sicily and th ...
by Sicilian geometer Giovanni B. Guccia in 1884.The Mathematical Circle of Palermo
The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2011-06-19.
It began accepting foreign members in 1888, and by the time of Guccia's death in 1914 it had become the foremost international mathematical society, with approximately one thousand members. However, subsequently to that time it declined in influence.


''Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo'', the journal of the society, was published in a first series from 1885 to 1941 and in a second ongoing series beginning in 1952. Since 2008 it has been published by Springer Science+Business Media; current editors are C Ciliberto, G. Dal Maso, and Pasquale Vetro. Influential papers published in the ''Rendiconti'' include Henri Poincaré's ''s:Translation:On the Dynamics of the Electron (July), On the Dynamics of the Electron'' (1906). The ''Rendiconti'' also provided the introduction of normal numbers, the original publications of the Plancherel theorem and Carathéodory's theorem (convex hull), Carathéodory's theorem, Hermann Weyl's proof of the equidistribution theorem, and one of the appendices to Henri Poincaré's "Analysis Situs (paper), Analysis Situs"..


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