The diplomas of the new members of the Assembly of Academicians and Corresponding Members of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (AACM) were awarded at an official ceremony held in “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall.
Twenty academicians and 14 corresponding members were elected in a competition at the end of last year. The election of the new members of the Assembly of Academicians and Corresponding Members was difficult but also very successful, said the President of BAS and AACM Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy. He recalled that for the first time in the history of the Academy, three scientists under the age of 50 were elected as corresponding members. The President of BAS congratulated the newly elected members of AACM and urged them to respect the Statute of the Academy which is also the oldest organization in Bulgaria with almost 153 years of history.
Before the official ceremony, the newly elected Corresponding Member Atanas Semov delivered a lecture on “The New World Order and the Nation. Is globalization leading to the extinction of the nation-state and is national identity now a forbidden value?”.