# Edging Higher

# ICMS-Sofia Inaugural Conference

July 11 – 14, 2022

Grand Hotel Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria

ICMS – Sofia Inaugural Conference

# ICMS – Sofia Inaugural Conference

The International Center for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS-Sofia) is a dynamic research unit for developing and dissemination of cutting edge new directions in Mathematics.

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. We have secured funds from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria and Simons Foundation. We are very grateful for their generous help.

This conference will serve as a unique opportunity for consolidation of our efforts and lifting our activities to the next level.

We are looking forward to meeting the challenges of our time and transforming ICMS into a major regional center of cutting edge collaborations, transfer of knowledge and reintegration of Bulgarian scientists.

Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria through the Scientific Programme “Enhancing the Research Capacity in Mathematical Sciences (PIKOM)”, Agreement № DO1-67/05.05.2022

We can offer financial support (up to 600 EUR) to PhD students and young researchers wishing to participate in the conference. The applications should be sent to Lilia Simeonova, e-mail: liliasim@math.bas.bg by **June 27, 2022**. Preferences will be given to displaced scientists.

We will be happy to accept participants supported by their own funds.

Invited Speakers

# Invited Speakers

# Programme

## July 11, 2022 (Monday)

09:00 – Registration

10:30 – Opening and Award Ceremony for Maxim Kontsevich, Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

12:00 – Wellcome Drink

15:00 – Coffee Break

16:30 – Break

## July 12, 2022 (Tuesday)

11:00 – Coffee Break

12:30 – Break

15:00 – Coffee Break

16:30 – Break

## July 13, 2022 (Wednesday)

11:00 – Coffee Break

12:30 – Break

15:00 – Coffee Break

16:30 – Break

19:00 – Gala Dinner

## July 14, 2022 (Thursday)

11:00 – Coffee Break

12:30 – Break

15:00 – Coffee Break

16:30 – Break

Registered Participants

# Registered Participants

**Alexander Petkov,** Sofia University, Bulgaria

**Andras Nemethi**, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary

**Angela Slavova**, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

**Anna Branzova,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria

**
Antoni Rangachev,** ICMS-Sofia, Bulgaria

**Harvard University, USA**

Artan Sheshmani,

Artan Sheshmani,

**Cornelia-Livia Bejan,** Gh. Asachi Technical University Iasi, Romania

**
Daniela Nikolova,** Florida Atlantic University, USA

**University of Windsor, Canada**

Dennis Borisov,

Dennis Borisov,

**Harvard University, USA**

Dennis Gaitsgory,

Dennis Gaitsgory,

**Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia**

Dimitrije Špadijer,

Dimitrije Špadijer,

**Dimo Rezashki,** American University in Bulgaria

**Enrique Ruby Becerra, **University of Miami, USA

**
Erik Paemurru,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and University of Miami

**Cinvestav-IPN, México**

Ernesto Lupercio,

Ernesto Lupercio,

**University of Southern California, USA**

Greta Panova,

Greta Panova,

**Hristo Sariev,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**
Ilia Gaiur,** School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, UK

**Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (INRNE)**

Ivan Todorov,

Ivan Todorov,

**Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS)**

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon,

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon,

**John Pardon,** Princeton University, USA

**Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen,** Centre for Quantum Mathematics, University of Southern Denmark

**
Josef Svoboda,** University of Miami, USA

**Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria**

Julian Revalski,

Julian Revalski,

**University of Copenhagen**

Karim Adiprasito,

Karim Adiprasito,

**Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia**

Katarina Lukić,

Katarina Lukić,

**Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook, USA**

Kenji Fukaya,

Kenji Fukaya,

**Konstantin Delchev,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Krasimira Ivanova,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**
Kyoung-Seog Lee,** University of Miami, USA

**Liana David,** Institute of Mathematics “Simion Stoilow”, Romanian Academy

**
Ludmil Katzarkov, **Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Marin Genov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

**
Maryna Viazovska,** École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

**Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France**

Maxim Kontsevich,

Maxim Kontsevich,

**Maya Stoyanova,** Sofia University, Bulgaria

**
Meral Tosun,** Galatasaray University

**Bulgarian Academy of Sciences**

Milen Ivanov,

Milen Ivanov,

**University of Miami, USA**

Mina Teicher,

Mina Teicher,

**Mirjana Djorić,** University of Belgrade, Serbia

**Mladen Savov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**
Nikolai Nikolov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Nikolay Nikolov,** INRNE-BAS, Bulgaria

**Ognyan Kounchev,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**
Oleg Mushkarov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), Spain**

Oscar García-Prada,

Oscar García-Prada,

**Galatasaray University**

Öznur Turhan,

Öznur Turhan,

**Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria**

Peter Boyvalenkov,

Peter Boyvalenkov,

**American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) and IMI-BAS**

Peter Dalakov,

Peter Dalakov,

**Peter Petrov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Peter Rashkov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Petko Nikolov**, Sofia University, Bulgaria

**
Phillip Griffiths, **Institute for Advanced Study

**Rene Mboro,** University of Miami and IMI-BAS

**Richard Paul Horja,** University of Miami, USA

**
Robert Stephen Cantrell,** University of Miami, USA

**ICMS and IMSA**

Rodolfo Aguilar Aguilar,

Rodolfo Aguilar Aguilar,

**ICMS-Sofia, IMSA-Miami**

Sebastian Torres,

Sebastian Torres,

**California Institute of Technology, USA**

Sergei Gukov,

Sergei Gukov,

**Svetoslav Zahariev,** City University of New York, U.S.A.

**Stefan Ivanov, **Sofia University, Bulgaria

**Teodor Boyadzhiev,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria

**Todor Branzov,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria

**Tokio Sasaki**, University of Miami & IMI-BAS

**
Tony Pantev,** University of Pennsylvania, USA

**Valdemar Tsanov**, Jacobs University Bremen

**
Velichka Milousheva,** Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

**Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada**

Vestislav Apostolov,

Vestislav Apostolov,

**Centre for Quantum Mathematics, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark**

Vivek Shende,

Vivek Shende,

**Vladimir Dobrev,** INRNE, BAS

**Yacine Barhoumi,** University of Bochum, Germany

**Yong-Geun Oh,** IBS Center for Geometry and Physics, Korea

**
Zoran Rakic,** Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade

## Programme Committee

## Programme Committee

## Organizing Committee

## Organizing Committee

# Venue

Supported by the Simons Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria