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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:

New Mathematical Methods in Solvable Models and Gauge/String Dualities

Workshop
14-21 August 2022,
Varna, Bulgaria

In the last 15 years tremendous progress has been made at connecting integrable four-dimensional gauge theory and two-dimensional world-sheet theory. A two-dimensional integrable model was constructed that can predict not only the spectrum of energy levels, to unprecedented precision, but also permit the computation of the correlation functions of the theory at finite coupling in the planar limit.

This workshop will be devoted to discussing important and timely problems concerning the application of exact mathematical methods to conventional integrable systems and to the gauge/string models, e.g., to extend current methods for calculating finite-volume matrix elements of operators, to construct a finite version of the hexagon form factor expansion for short operators, to extend the methods of the thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz to world-sheets of higher topology and to all sorts of boundaries and defects, etc.

Students and young scientists, both theoretical physicists and mathematicians, interested in integrability are encouraged to participate. Lectures for students and non-specialists are planned in view of improving the research capacity of the Bulgarian scientists.

The workshop will be held at the Guest House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on the Black Sea coast to the North-East of Varna.

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ICMS Exclusive

Edging Higher

ICMS-Sofia Inaugural Conference

July 11 – 14, 2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

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ICMS Exclusive 

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

Finiteness results for hyperkaehler manifolds – Ljudmila Kamenova

May 19th, 2022|

In this talk we are going to show that there are finitely many deformation types of hyperkaehler manifolds with fixed topological invariants such as the Fujiki constant and the discriminant of the BBF form. For hyperkaehler manifolds that admit a fibration structure it is enough to fix the degree of the polarization on the general fiber in order to obtain a finiteness result.

Prof. Yuri Tschinkel – Building Scientific Institutes

May 17th, 2022|

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.

Hodge Theory and Related Topics

March 25th, 2022|

Our partner IMSA is proud to announce an upcoming conference on “Hodge Theory and Related Topics” that will be held from March 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022.

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