Dr. Tihomir Stefanov, ichthyologist at NMNHS, during the expedition Field research under the project "Ichthyological studies in coastal sea in the Bulgarian Polar Base on Livingston Island" of the National Museum of Natural History of BAS (NMNHS-BAS) was conducted within the 28th Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition. The main objective of the project is a pilot study of the ichthyological diversity, the biology of the species, the genetic profile and the parasitic fauna of the fish in the waters of Livingston Island in front of the Bulgarian Polar Base. As a result of the field studies, a total of 7 species of fish were identified - six representatives of the family Notothenidae of the genera Notothenia and Trematomus and one species of ice fish - [...]
In connection with the occurrence of coronavirus cases in Bulgaria, the President of BAS, Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, has formed a working group of specialists to assist the Council of Ministers and the National Crisis Staff. The Head of the working group is the director of the Institute of Microbiology of BAS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Penka Petrova.
At the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, we have developments in various institutes that are related to the production of new materials and can help at this time of crisis to improve the quality of Bulgarian mask production. This was announced by the President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, at a meeting of the Council of Ministers today. One of them is of the Institute of Organic Chemistry with Center for Phytochemistry (IOCCP), and the other one is of the Institute of Polymers, the President of BAS added. We have developed activated charcoal which is a waste product of apricot stones, said Prof. Pavlina Dolashka (IOCCP). She explained that activated charcoal has been tested for the treatment of severe diabetic wounds [...]
The joint event of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) Science for Business is postponed in relation to the preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus). The event was scheduled for 19 March 2020, “John Atanassov” Innovation Forum, Sofia Tech Park. When setting a new date for the meeting, BAS and BSMEPA will inform the registered participants and the general public in due time. All over 400 registered forum participants will keep their registrations, receiving information on the new date by email.
Exhibits of the National Ethnographic Museum are in Wittgenstein House on the occasion of the National Day of Bulgaria On the eve and on the occasion of the National Day of Bulgaria, on 3 March 2020, the exhibition "First impression is from your clothes..." was opened in Wittgenstein House in Vienna. It was part of the program to mark 142 years since the Liberation of Bulgaria. A special guest of the event was our country's ambassador to Austria, H.E. Dr. Ivan Sirakov. The National Ethnographic Museum - Sofia presented costumes and jewelry from its collection and aquarelles of the artist Evgenia Lepavtsova. The story of the Bulgarians' clothing will be in Vienna until 28 March 2020. The curators of the exhibition are Vasil Baltadzhiev and [...]
The cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania in the field of science and culture was discussed at a meeting in BAS by the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Julian Revalski, full member of the Academy, and the Ambassador of Romania to Bulgaria, H.E. Ion Gâlea. The academies of sciences of the two countries have been linked since their inception - in 1866, the Romanian Academy was established, and three years later, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was founded in the city of Braila. Scientists from both academies work together on scientific projects, with a total number of projects expected to exceed 40 in 2020.