6 euro – Year of Mathematics
Series: Greece – Silver 6 euro coins
Greece has a rich tradition in mathematics since antiquity, with such figures as Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid and Archimedes. By decision of the Ministry of Education, 2018 has been declared Year of Mathematics to celebrate the centennial of the Hellenic Mathematical Society (HMS). Founded in 1918 in Athens with the mission of promoting the discipline and continuously improving mathematical education, the HMS today counts more than 15,000 members and 34 regional branches, with a notable contribution to the advancement of science and culture. To achieve its mission, the HMS conducts a range of activities, such as the organisation of training programmes, the annual national conference on mathematical education and three annual national mathematical competitions, the winners of which form the national team that represents Greece in the Balkan and International Mathematical Olympiads. The HMS also publishes a number of journals, as well as selected mathematical books by Greek and foreign authors.