The Assembly of Academicians has elected today new Corresponding Members in the fields of Arts and Art Studies.


Arts and Art Studies Branch

Department of Arts

Corresponding Member Georgi Gospodinov Georgiev

Born in 1968. He is a poet, writer and literary scholar. He is the author of more than 15 books in various genres – poetry, short stories, novels, plays, librettos for opera, studies of the recent past, film scripts. His “Natural Novel” and “The Physics of Sorrow” novel have been translated into 25 languages in over 40 countries worldwide. “Blind Vaysha,” a short film based on his short story of the same name, made it to the final Oscar nominations in 2017. He works at the Institute of Literature at BAS.

Department of Art Studies

Corresponding Member Miroslav Ivanov Dachev, DSc

Born in 1962. He works at NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov” as a professor of semiotics of art; member of the Faculty Council of “Screen Arts”; member of the Academic Council of NATFA; head of the Advisory Council to the Rector “Strategic Development”; head of the Department of World Culture. His interdisciplinary research in the semiotics of art is a leading one. Among his scholarly works of particular weight is the multi-volume series “Athoniada” devoted to art and culture in the monasteries of the Holy Mountain.


For the first time the Assembly of Academicians elected scientists up to 50 years of age corresponding members of BAS.


Natural Sciences and Mathematics Branch

Department of Mathematics

Corresponding Member Mladen Svetoslavov Savov

Born in 1978, he is one of a pleiad of young leaders who are setting the tone in modern stochastics, developing new directions in probability theory and stochastic processes. He has developed and applied new methods, making good use of the modern apparatus of functional analysis, special functions, complex analysis, integral equations, Tauber’s theorems, distribution theory and the whole arsenal of probability theory. Savov was able to give an answer to a problem of the 1960s and to make breakthroughs in the solution of open problems of Benjamin and Berestycki, Evans and Winkel.


Department of Physical Sciences

Corresponding Member Stoycho Stoyanov Yazadzhiev, DSc

Born in 1972. He works in the field of theoretical and mathematical physics. His scientific contributions are related to the theory of gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and black hole theory. He has established a new field in black hole physics and astrophysics. He has founded a scientific school of relativistic astrophysics and mathematical gravitation (mathematical study of Einstein’s equations and their modifications). He works at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of BAS and at SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Medical Sciences Branch

Corresponding Member Nikolay Stefanov Gabrovsky, MD, DSc

Born in 1971. He is one of the leading neurosurgeons in Bulgaria, enjoying great national and international reputation. He has developed scientific activity in various fields of neurosurgery such as neuro-oncology, vascular neurosurgery, spinal surgery, neurotraumatology. He has performed, alone or in a team, more than 5 000 interventions in a wide range of brain and spinal neurosurgical diseases. He has pioneered various aspects of navigated spine surgery and robotic neurosurgery. He works as head of the neurosurgery clinic of “N. I. Pirogov” university hospital.

The competition for the election of academicians and corresponding members of BAS has ended. Fourteen academicians and 20 corresponding members have been elected, three of whom are under 50 years of age.