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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences elects four new academicians

Minister of Education becomes academician

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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Four new academicians of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have been elected at a meeting in the academy. One of them is caretaker Minister of Education, Acad. Nikolay Denkov. He was born in 1962 and is a world-renowned chemist. He is ranked among the top 2% of the best scientists in the world according to the ranking of the prestigious Stanford University. He works at Sofia University.

Mathematician Oleg Mushkarov has also become academician. He was born in 1951. He has great contributions in areas such as differential geometry, multidimensional complex analysis and mathematical physics. He works at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of BAS.

Nikolay Vitanov, born in 1964 is also among the new academicians. He is a leading scientist in quantum informatics and coherent control of quantum systems. Stanford University places him among the top 2% of the best scientists in the world. He is currently Vice-Rector at Sofia University.

The fourth newly-elected academician is Konstantin Hadzhiivanov. He was born in 1958 and is a world-renowned scientist in the sphere of surface chemistry. He works at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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