Scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences took part in the Sofia Science Festival, which was held on 8 and 9 October in Sofia Tech Park. Among the highlights of the programme were lectures by the winners of the Pythagoras Prize for Contribution to Science of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Prof. Pavlina Dolashka

Prof. Dr. Margarita Popova (Scientific Secretary of division “Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies”) presented original scientific approaches in the field of nanomaterials, which allow the preparation of new materials with a variety of predefined characteristics. Their applications range from the development of innovative drug systems to the search for new alternative energy sources, the synthesis of valuable chemical compounds, to the creation of sustainable and waste-free technologies for the utilization of waste biomass.

Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva

Assoc. Prof. Ina Aneva (Scientific Secretary of the Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology division), Prof. Dr. Svetla Danova and Prof. Dr. Pavlina Dolashka were part of the magnificent six in the rubric “From Curiosity to Discovery”, in which each of them shared key moments from their path in science.

Institutes of BAS participated in the festival with demonstrations and speakers who presented various topics.