Sideritis elica Aneva, Zhelev & Bonchev is the new species discovered and described by Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva (Scientific Secretary of division “Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology” and Researcher at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS), Prof. Petar Zhelev (University of Forestry) and Sen. Asst. Prof. Georgi Bonchev, PhD (Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, BAS). Sideritis elica (Rhodope elica) differs morphologically from the well-known Mursal tea (Sideritis scardica), and the differences have been confirmed at the molecular level by the application of genetic analyses. The most significant morphological characteristics that distinguish the new species are related to the way the stem branches, the width and length of the first three leaf pairs, the length of the bract tip and the high intensity of [...]
The exhibition "130 Years of the National Archaeological Museum" was presented on 25 October by the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at BAS (NAIM-BAS). It is dedicated to the founding of the People’s Museum, now the National Archaeological Museum, separated as an independent institution from the Bulgarian People’s Library in 1892. This is the oldest and with the richest collection museum in the country. More than 150 of the most interesting exhibits, which entered the Museum's collection when it was a department of the People’s Library until the first decades of the 20th century, are presented. The exhibits are listed in the Museum's first inventory book. These are artefacts of different types and chronologies, from the Prehistory to the Late Middle Ages (15th - 17th [...]
The President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea H.E. Mr. Lee Ho-shik. They discussed the opportunities for strengthening the cooperation between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and scientific organizations in the Republic of Korea, as well as the existing cooperation between BAS and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. It is planned to organize a joint scientific seminar in Bulgaria. The meeting was also attended by the Vice-President of BAS Corr. Member Stefan Hadjitodorov.
Public discussion of the Environmental Assessment Report of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan
A public discussion of the Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) of NRRP was held on 21 October 2022 in “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Council of Ministers - Mr. Ivan Ivanov (Director of the "Central Coordination Unit" in the Council of Ministers) and Ms. Tsvetelina Hinkova (expert "Central Coordination Unit"). Mr. Ivanov expressed special thanks to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for lending a hand and for the considerable efforts made in the preparation of the EAR. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ina Aneva, Project Coordinator and Scientific Secretary of the Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology division, emphasized that BAS was the leading scientific, spiritual and expert center of Bulgaria and as such, one of the priorities was to be [...]
The President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, met with the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt H. E. Khalid Ibrahim Emara. They discussed the agreement on scientific cooperation with the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), within the framework of which scientists from Bulgaria and Egypt are working jointly on nine projects. Opportunities for cooperation in the fields of archaeology, history and culture were also discussed. Н. E. Khalid Ibrahim Emara pointed to the exhibition "Egyptian Cults on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast" organized in Varna together with the Institute of Balkan Studies with Centre for Thracology as an example of successful cooperation. Other areas where scientists from both countries could work together are artificial intelligence and [...]
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 [...]