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Academician Julian Revalski, President of BAS, visited the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia

The President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS, accompanied by Professor Evdokia Pasheva, Scientific Secretary-General of the Academy and Professor Sevdalina Dimitrova, Scientific Secretary of division “Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency”, visited the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna in the period 2-4 June 2019. The visit was in the framework of the 12th International Meeting "JINR Expertise for Member States and Partner Countries" (JEMS-12). As part of the JEMS-12 program, the Bulgarian delegation acquainted itself with the scientific infrastructure of the Institute and met with leading scientists from various laboratories. Besides the planned meetings in the JEMS-12 program, the Bulgarian delegation also met with the leaders of the Laboratory of Information Technologies and the Laboratory [...]

2019-06-10T12:36:03+02:00Thursday, 6 June 2019|Categories: General Academic News, Selected|

A 7600-year-old grave was discovered in Slatina by archaeologists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Early Neolithic grave, about 7 600 years old, was discovered by a team of archaeologists led by corr.-member Vassil Nikolov, Vice-President of BAS, in Slatina settlement. The find is extremely rare. The forthcoming studies will provide information on the physical characteristics of the people who gave birth to the first European civilization in today's Bulgarian lands. According to corr.-member Nikolov, the scientists have enough data on the way of life of the people in the settlement of Slatina but it has not yet been established what the funeral practices were. It is well known that the settlement lasted for about 500 years: from the end of the seventh millennium BC, when the first settlers arrived, until around the middle of the sixth millennium BC. The [...]

2019-05-31T15:39:51+02:00Tuesday, 28 May 2019|Categories: Cultural-historical Heritage and National Identity, Selected|

The Honorary sign “Marin Drinov” was bestowed on Prof. Dr. Massimo de Leonardis

Prof. Dr. Massimo de Leonardis received the Honorary sign “Marin Drinov” of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences at a ceremony held in the Academy on 21 May 2019. Prof. Julian Revalski, Full member of BAS and President of the Academy awarded Professor de Leonardis for his outstanding contribution in the field of historical science and the dissemination of the Bulgarian diplomatic and military history around the world. Professor Massimo de Leonardis is one of the most prominent European scientists in the humanities, an undeniable authority on the issues of diplomacy, war and peace. He is a Professor of History of International Relations and Institutions and of International Politics at Milan Catholic University. He is also President of the International Commission on Military History at UNESCO [...]

2019-05-22T15:54:06+02:00Tuesday, 21 May 2019|Categories: General Academic News, Selected|

An international team described a unique fossil found in Burmese amber

Using state-of-the-art technology, a Bulgarian-German research team established the first fossil representative of the Callipodida order. The new, unknown to science type of millipede with a size of only 8.2 millimeters is found in 99 million-year-old amber. The new species of arthropod who lived in the Cretaceous period along with the dinosaurs is much smaller than all the known representatives of its group and differs significantly from all the species known so far which is why the scientists have separated it in a specially created new family and suborder. During the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era, extending from 145 to 70 million years ago, the Earth was populated with various giants - from dinosaurs to centipedes with the size of a person. It turns [...]

2019-05-14T15:24:30+02:00Friday, 3 May 2019|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology, Selected|

A working visit to the United States of the President of BAS and the General Scientific Secretary

Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS and Prof. Evdokia Pasheva, General Scientific Secretary, were on a working visit to the United States from April 21 to April 25, 2019. During the visit, they participated in a number of meetings at NSF (the National Science Foundation) in Washington, as well as at Harvard University. The US National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency founded by the US Congress in 1950 to fund fundamental research. Its budget for 2019 is 8,1 billion USD. The purpose of the visit was to discuss concrete opportunities for the financing of bilateral scientific Bulgarian-American projects in priority areas and the steps to be taken by both parties to achieve this goal. A number of meetings were held with managers [...]

2019-05-09T16:19:08+02:00Thursday, 2 May 2019|Categories: General Academic News, Selected|

150 trees for Earth Day and the 150th anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Scientists and employees of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences launched the initiative to plant 150 trees on the occasion of Earth Day and the 150th anniversary of BAS. Saplings of more than 25 deciduous and coniferous species will be afforested in the scientific complex of BAS at 4th km. […]

2019-04-25T22:09:42+02:00Monday, 22 April 2019|Categories: Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology, Selected|Tags: |