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.
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.
Events and activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Announcements
Singularities: Resolutions and Valuations, talk by Andrei Benguş-Lasnier
In this introductory talk, I will present some concepts surrounding singularities and why and how we look for their resolutions.
Construction of derived Quot-schemes – ICMS Seminar Talk by Dennis Borisov
The author explains an approach started by Ciocan-Fontanine and Kapranov.
Vafa-Witten invariants on 4 and 3 dimensional manifolds, by Artan Sheshmani
I will talk about joint work with Shing-Tung Yau, Sergei Gukov, and earlier joint work with Gholampour and Yau on Mathematical definition of Vafa-Witten invariants on 4 and 3 dimensional manifolds.
Ernesto Lupercio – Self-organized Criticality and Artificial Life
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.