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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Spectra and applications

July 29 – 30, 2021

A short course by Josef Svoboda


This is a survey course on the relation of the invariants of 3 manifolds and singularity theory.

Using the theory of differential equations we relate classical 3-dimensional theory with modern category theory. Applications to Birational geometry and uniformization will be discussed.

July 29, 2021

July 30, 2021

Тhe lectures will be held in hall 403 of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.

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Homological Mirror Symmetry and Applications

January 21st, 2021|

ICMS invites you to attend the virtual conference Homological Mirror Symmetry and Applications, January 19 – 22, 2021. Jointly organized with the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at the University of Miami (IMSA)

Noncommutative Geometry Conference

December 15th, 2020|

In 2020 Alexander Efimov, a Research Fellow at the International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms (HSE University) and a Senior Researcher at the Algebraic Geometry Section of Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS, has been awarded by the European Mathematical Society’s Prize.

Inaugural Conference

Complex Geometry

Inaugural Conference of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences

Satellite conference of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics


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.

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Activities 2020 - 2021

May 19-20, 2021


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


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


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


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