BAS awarded with Honorary Plaque GOLDEN the Institute

The Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences celebrated 50 years since its establishment with a solemn assembly which was held in “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of the Academy. The Institute was awarded a honorary plaque GOLDEN by BAS. The award is for outstanding contribution to the development of modern fundamental and applied research in the field of nuclear physics, theoretical and mathematical physics, rector physics, etc. and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The Vice President of BAS Corr. Mem. Stefan Hadjidodorov presented the plaque and a congratulatory address on behalf of the Academy’s leadership to the Director, Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Georgiev.

The fundamental and applied research of the Institute’s scientists is highly appreciated in the international community and its collaborators are sought-after partners in the global scientific community. With their expertise they participate in the work of a number of state institutions, the development and application of innovative technologies, the congratulatory address states.

The celebration was opened by Prof. Dimitar Tonev, who read congratulatory addresses from President Rumen Radev, Minister of Education and Science Prof. Sasho Penov, the Ambassador of the USA H.E. Hero Mustafa, organizations and partners of the institute, universities and institutes of BAS. The Vice-Rector of SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Acad. Nikolay Vitanov, the Ambassador of Serbia H.E. Željko Jović, partners from the British Embassy congratulated the scientists from the Institute. NPP Kozloduy awarded a plaque to INRNE on the occasion of the jubilee.

The Director of the Institute, Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Georgiev, presented its activities, current projects and achievements. The Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy separated from the Institute of Physics of BAS in 1972 as a result of the increased economic role of nuclear technologies in the country at that time.

Over the years the Institute has employed some of the most eminent Bulgarian scientists – physicists, engineers, mathematicians, chemists and biologists. Since its establishment, the INRNE has been among the leading academic institutions in the country in terms of publications and citations, which is decisive for its contribution to the scientific achievements of our country. In addition to theoretical research, the INRNE also successfully develops its experimental base while the results of the activities of the colleagues find application in industry. A fundamental principle in the Institute’s activities is the complex approach which enables to find and apply appropriate and scientifically sound solutions to complex applied tasks.

On the occasion of the jubilee, an exhibition was opened at BAS dedicated to the scientific achievements of the Institute. Performances by the Children’s Choir of the Bulgarian National Radio were included in the celebratory programme.