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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Announcement

The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS-Sofia)
at the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

presents

Prof. Robert Stephen Cantrel

Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences of the Americas (IMSA)

Director of University of Miami Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology

A Journey from Math to Biology and Back Again … and Again

In this talk I relate my personal experience as a pure mathematician who found fulfillment working at the interface of mathematics and biology. I hope to illustrate the ever-increasing utility of mathematics and how its interplay with another discipline can serve to enrich both.

Prof. Mina
Teicher

Department of Mathematics and Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Director of Emmy Noether Institute for Mathematics

The Mathematics of Beauty

In the talk I will demonstrate how mathematics determines beauty regardless of place and century.

I shall demonstrate it on man-made objects as well as on nature.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 15:30

“Prof Marin Drinov” Hall, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Sofia, 1 “15 Noemvri” str.

The event will be held in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures.

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Announcement

Visiting fellowships for the WIMSA

The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS-Sofia) in collaboration with
the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA)
offers three fellowships for WIMSA 2021 – 2022 Programme.

WIMSA is a Women in Mathematics part of the women oriented section of IMSA.

The Fall semester of the Year Long Programme 2021 – 2022 includes the following events:

  • Braids in Mathematics, October 25 – 29, 2021
  • WIMSA Inaugural Conference, November 17 – 20, 2021
  • Hodge theory and combinatorics, November 28 – December 2, 2021

The Spring semester January – April 2022 will be dedicated to Mathematics in Neurosciences and Mathematical Biology.

The fellowships provide covering of travel, lodging and per deem expenses for ten days and offer the possibility for giving a talk at one of the WIMSA events. The selection process will be administered by ICMS.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter (personal statement), a CV, and (optional) a letter of recommendation.

The applications should be submitted by June 26, 2021, on the following e-mail: info@icms.bg.

The Selection Committee includes:

  • Prof. Stephen Cantrell, Director of IMSA (Chair)
  • Prof. Mina Teicher, Director of WIMSA
  • Prof. Oleg Mushkarov, Director of ICMS

The winners will be announced on June 30, 2021, at a joint ICMS – IMSA meeting in Sofia.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@icms.bg.

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Metric Geometry of Singularities

June 14th, 2021|

The goal of the meeting is to gather researchers interested in metric geometry of singularities and Lipschitz geometry. There will be two, three short courses and eight talks. The event will be held at the University of Chicago Center in Paris with some limited in person participation. All talks will be broadcasted through Zoom.

Recent Developments in Hodge Theory

March 24th, 2021|

The ICMS-Sofia invites you to attend the virtual conference Recent Developments in Hodge Theory which is going to be held on March 29 – April 02, 2021. Jointly organized with the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA).

Inaugural Conference

Complex Geometry

Inaugural Conference of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences

Satellite conference of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics

CANCELED!

Because of the complicated situation concerning the spread of COVID-19 and in view of the safety and well-being of all participants, a final decision was taken to cancel the conference “Complex Geometry”, Inaugural Conference of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia and Satellite conference of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Activities 2020 - 2021

May 19-20, 2021

CONFERENCE

First Annual Meeting of Young Bulgarian Mathematicians

This meeting is the inaugural event of a series of annual meetings ICMS initiates. The series, which commemorates the brightest Bulgarian holiday the Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavоnic Alphabet May 24, has as its main objective bringing together young Bulgarian mathematicians working all over the world.

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January 26, 2021

WEBINAR

Sendov’s conjecture for sufficiently high degree polynomials

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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December 10-11, 2020

WEBINAR

Women in Mathematics in South-Eastern Europe

Lecturers in this webinar are Ana Irina Nistor, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Betul Bulca, Department of Mathematics, Uludag University, Burca, Turkey; Mina Teicher, Department of Mathematics and Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Nadezhda Ribarska, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”; Natasa Krejic, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; Sanja Atanasova, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, North Macedonia; Sofia Lambropoulou, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Velichka Milousheva, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.

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March 3-5, 2020

WORKSHOP

Hodge Theory and Local Systems

Prof. Carlos Simpson, CNRS, Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, will give a series of lectures on Hodge theory and local systems in the period March 3-5, 2020.

Other lecturers will be Prof. Alexander Efimov (Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences), Prof. Ludmil Katzarkov, Prof. Viсtor Przyjalkowski (Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences).

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Our esteemed collaborators

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