Singapore Mathematical Society
Logo
About the Singapore Mathematical Society Logo
Dubbed the "Golden Ribbon of Integration", the design of the Singapore
Mathematical Society (SMS) logo bears the following significance:
1. 
It represents the Society's thrust to serve
the interest of the entire mathematical community of Singapore via an
integrated approach. The Society organizes and sponsors activities in student
enrichment and competitions, teacher training, and mathematical research, and
also attempts to promote mathematics to the general public. Most of its
activities involve professional mathematicians, teachers and students together,
either in their organization or participation. The ribbon signifies the
Society's role in forging the golden ties among all people in Singapore
interested in mathematics, and integrating their expertise and contributions
for the benefit of the entire community. 
2. 
The edges of the golden ribbon trace out the
acronym of the Society  SMS. The letter "M" is formed within a rectangle,
divided according to the golden ratio (approximately 0.618) in length and
breadth. 
3. 
The ribbon is a portrayal of the symbol for
the mathematical operation "integration". The letter "M" forming one edge of
the ribbon also represents the symbol, rotated 90^{o} clockwise, for
the mathematical operation "summation" which is a discrete analog of
integration. 
The logo is designed by Professor Koh Khee
Meng, a past president of the Society, and implemented digitally by Mr Chua En
Hao (1999).
