The programme to mark the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development started with scientific lectures and presentations on topical issues. Prof. Ivan Lalov from the Union of Bulgarian Physicists presented in the auditorium of SU "St. Kliment Ohridski" the main highlights of the programme. Scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences participated in the event. Corr. Mem. Kostadin Ganev presented the National Scientific Programme (NSP) "Environmental Protection and Reduction of the Risk of Adverse Events and Natural Disasters”. Prof. Venko Beshkov gave a lecture on "Chemistry for Ecologically Sustainable Development" and Acad. Vesselin Drensky spoke about the benefits of pure mathematics. The topic with which Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Vladimirov from the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research participated was "Taxonomic studies on biodiversity [...]
A celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bulgaria's proclamation as a space state was held in “Prof. Marin Drinov" Hall of the Academy. The Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was the organizer of the event which took place under the patronage of President Rumen Radev. For us, space is an expression of the ambitions of a nation where it positions itself in terms of human progress and the future of humanity, President Rumen Radev said in his greetings at the solemn celebration. It is a tribute to the pioneers, 50 years ago, that they positioned Bulgaria at the forefront of human progress, the Head of State said. We can only also be proud of [...]
Prof. Hassan Chamati The President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, handed the Director of the Institute of Solid State Physics, Prof. Hassan Chamati, Honorary Plaque – gold of the President of BAS. The distinction is awarded for outstanding contributions to the development of modern fundamental and applied research in the fields of solid state physics, laser physics, materials science and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ISSP. The award was presented at a ceremony on 17 October at the “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS. Not only fundamental and applied but also interdisciplinary research is conducted at ISSP and national and international projects are successfully implemented, said Prof. Julian Revalski. One of the founders of the [...]
A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR Spectroscopy) Laboratory, with equipment funded by the Centre of Competence project "Sustainable Utilization of Bioresources and Waste from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Innovative Bioactive Products", Operational Programme SESG, was opened today at the Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry of BAS. The laboratory is part of the Centre for NMR Spectroscopy at IOCCP-BAS. The unique for the country and the region scientific equipment will contribute to the expansion of opportunities for research and innovation in the fields of chemistry, phytochemistry, materials science and life sciences, said the head of the NMR Spectroscopy Laboratory Prof. Pavleta Shestakova. She added that for the last three years the laboratory team has participated in a total of 16 projects, has [...]
Fifty-two scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are included in the top 2% of Stanford University's ranking of their impact on the development of global science in the past year 2021. Forty-five scientists from BAS appear in the prestigious ranking based on an assessment of their entire body of work, and the scientific articles of seven additional scientists received high marks in 2021. The complex analysis includes information on the number of citations, H-index, co-authorship-adjusted Hm-index, citations of articles at different authorship positions, etc. The ranking groups all researchers in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/4 A list of researchers can be found here.
Bust-monument of the composer Acad. Petko Staynov was unveiled yesterday on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Bulgarian composer. The monument is located in the Alley of Artists in the Borisova Gradina park. The authors of the project are the sculptor Prof. Valentin Startchev, artist Kamen Startchev and arch. Ivan Avramov. The official event was attended by the Vice-President of BAS Corr. Mem. Evdokia Pasheva, the Minister of Culture in the Caretaker Government Velislav Minekov, representatives of the Union of Bulgarian Composers, the Union of the Blind in Bulgaria, musicians, scientists and citizens. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Acad. Staynov, a national initiative committee was established headed by the President of BAS Prof. [...]