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In this series of talks, we will explore how the field of self-organized criticality is useful to inform the structure of artificial models of life. This is joint work with Kalinin, Tabares and Shkolnikov, and with Cruz, Muñoz and Viafara.
Ernesto Lupercio - Self-organized Criticality and Artificial Life
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The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics and The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia organizes a lecture Building Scientific Institutes by Prof. Yuri Tschinkel, Courant Institute at New York University, USA. Prof. Tschinkel will share his experience with funding research through private business. The lecture will be held on June 13, 2022 (Monday), at 5:30 pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel Sofia, Ballroom Hall, 4 Narodno Sabranie Square.
Prof. Yuri Tschinkel - Building Scientific Institutes
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The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia is organizing for a second consecutive year a meeting of young Bulgarian mathematicians from around the world. The conference will take place at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS) from June 13 to June 14. A special guest of the event is Prof. Yuri Tschinkel from Courant Institute, NYU and Simmons Foundation director for mathematical and physical sciences.
Second Annual Meeting of Young Mathematicians
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These lectures will present a board survey of recent work on new q-series invariants of 3-manifolds labeled by Spin-C structures. While the original motivation for studying these invariants is rooted in topology, they exhibit a number of unexpected properties and connections to other areas of mathematics, e.g. turn out to be characters of logarithmic vertex algebras. The integer coefficients of these q-series invariants can be understood as the answer to a certain enumerative problem, and when q tends to special values these invariants relate to other invariants of 3-manifolds labeled by Spin and Spin-C structures.
From Turaev to Rokhlin via VOA Characters and Curve Counting, by Sergey Gukov

About us

The newly established International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia is a dynamic research unit  for developing and dissemination of cutting edge new directions in Mathematics. It is affiliated with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences which is providing the infrastructure for the activities of the Center. The Center is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Activities of the ICMS – Sofia are carried out in collaboration with the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA) and Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow (HSE University). The ICMS-Sofia is also working in collaboration with Bulgarian universities and institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The Center was created following inspirational discussions with many members of the mathematical community in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian mathematical diaspora. In July 2019,  ICMS-Sofia initiated its full-scale presence on the European mathematical scene with the full support of Acad. Julian Revalski, President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The first director of ICMS-Sofia was Acad. Blagovest Sendov.

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Our next event:

Third International Conference

Women in Mathematics in
South-Eastern Europe

December 8 – 9, 2022,

Sofia, Bulgaria

organized by

International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS-Sofia),
Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians (UBM) and the
Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA)

The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS-Sofia), affiliated with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, is a dynamic research unit for developing and dissemination of cutting edge new directions in Mathematics. It is created with the mission to disseminate advances in the research in Mathematics and its applications to the mathematical and scientific communities in South-Eastern Europe; to connect Bulgarian Mathematics with leading mathematical institutions and increase the level of Bulgarian science and education. Part of the activities of the Center is related to supporting the reintegration and the career development of promising young Bulgarian mathematicians.

The initiative Women in Mathematics of South-Eastern Europe, aiming at promoting the role of female mathematicians, started in Dec 2020, when the inaugural conference took place. We intend to make these conferences annual. The main goal of these conferences is to celebrate women in Mathematics, to disseminate new results and create new long-term collaborations among scientists in South-Eastern Europe. We hope Women in Mathematics of South-Eastern Europe will attract the attention of young researchers and researchers from less-favoured countries.

The speakers are proposed by an international committee including Mina Teicher (Department of Mathematics and Gonda Brain Research Center, Director of Emmy Noether Institute for Mathematics), Phillip Griffiths (Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, USA), Ludmil Katzarkov (Miami University, Co-director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences of the Americas), Velichka Milousheva (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director).

Distinguished Invited Speakers

Anna Maria Fino

University of Torino, Italy

Sofia Lambropoulou

School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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Simons Foundation
Grant 2022-2025

The Simons Foundation International, Ltd., (SFI) is funding a project of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences for the period 2022 – 2025.

The grant is aimed at supporting displaced scientists from Ukraine and other countries, organizing international scientific events with the participation of world-renowned and established mathematicians, and opening new research positions for young scientists.

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Events and activities

Annual conference

Women in Mathematics in South-Eastern Europe

2020
2021
2022

The mission of the initiative Women in Mathematics in South-Eastern Europe is to promote the role of female mathematicians.

The mission will be achieved through series of annual conferences with the main goal to celebrate women in Mathematics, to disseminate new results and create new long-term collaborations among scientists in South-Eastern Europe. We hope Women in Mathematics of South-Eastern Europe will attract the attention of young researchers and researchers from less-favoured countries.

The inaugural conference of the initiative Women in Mathematics in South-Eastern Europe took place in Dec 2020. A special distinguished guest of the inaugural conference was prof. Mina Teicher from the Department of Mathematics and Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Prof Teicher is also Director of Emmy Noether Institute for Mathematics.

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Annual conference

The Annual Meeting of Young Bulgarian Mathematicians

2021
2022

This meeting has as its main objective bringing together young Bulgarian mathematicians working all over the world.

We envision two main outcomes:

  • enriching relations between young mathematicians working in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian mathematical diaspora;
  • enhancing the professional development of young Bulgarian mathematicians by presenting new opportunities using the national and European scientific programmes.

The inaugural event of the series was held May 19-20 2021 and commemorated the brightest Bulgarian holiday the Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavоnic Alphabet May 24.

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Selected Activities 2020-2021

Sendov’s conjecture for sufficiently high degree polynomials

by Terrence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) |
January 26, 2021

Colloquium talk in memory of Acad. Blagovest Sendov by Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.) Winner of the Fields Medal 2006, the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics 2014, the Crafoord Prize 2012.

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Hodge Theory and Local Systems

by Carlos Simpson, CNRS, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice |
March 3-5, 2020

Prof. Carlos Simpson, Alexander Efimov, Ludmil Katzarkov, Viсtor Przyjalkowski and Dmitry Kaledin gave series of lectures on Hodge theory and local systems in the period March 3-5, 2020

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ICMS-IMSA Working Seminar

by Rene Mboro, Rodolfo Aguilar, ICMS-Sofia and IMSA |
August 20, 2021

Prof Rene Mboro gave a talk On determinantal cubic hypersurfaces (after Iliev-Manivel, Beauville,…) Prof Rodolfo Aguilar gave a talk on Quantum representations of fundamental groups of curves with infinite image. 

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Lectures of Steven Cantrel and Mina Teicher

by Robert Steven Cantrel, IMSA and Mina Teicher, |
June 30, 2021

Prof Robert Steven Cantrel gave a talk A Journey from Math to Biology and Back Again … and Again and prof. Mina Teicher gave a talk The Mathematics of Beauty

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News and Announcements

The International Center for Mathematical Sciences received a three-year grant from Simons Foundation

June 17th, 2022|

The good news was announced personally by Prof. Yuri Tschinkel, Director of Mathematics and Physical Sciences division of Simons Foundation, during his visit to Sofia. The Foundation funded a project of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS-Sofia) at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics for a period of three years. The funds will be used to organize international scientific forums with the participation of world-renowned and established mathematicians, to open new positions for researchers and to support scientists from Ukraine and other countries.

Our esteemed collaborators

Carlos Simpson
Alexander Efimov
Victor Przyjalkowski
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Yu-We Fan
Ivan Cheltsov
Maxim Kontsevich
Artan Sheshmani
Ernesto Lupercio
Tony Yue YU