The Sylvester Medal: origins, and recipients 1901-1949

  title={The Sylvester Medal: origins, and recipients 1901-1949},
  author={Ivor Grattan-Guinness},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={105 - 108}
The Sylvester Medal is an award made by the Royal Society ‘for the encouragement of mathematical research irrespective of nationality, and not confined to pure mathematical research’. It was instituted in memory of the Jewish mathematician James Joseph Sylvester (1814-1897), soon after his death. The Jewish community took the initiative, forming a committee chaired by Lord Rothschild and including the mathematicians A.R. Forsyth, A.G. Greenhill and O. Henrici. The work fell upon the organizing… 
From National to International Society: The London Mathematical Society, 1867–1900
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On the youthful writings of Louis J. Mordell on the Diophantine equation $$y^2-k=x^3$$
This article examines the research of Louis J. Mordell on the Diophantine equation $$y^2-k=x^3$$ as it appeared in one of his first papers, published in 1914. After presenting a number of elements