Intel ISEF is the world’s largest student science competition. Zvezdin Bessarabov and Chavdar Lalov competed with 1,700 participants from 81 countries in Pittsburgh for a prize pool of over US$ 4 million. The Bulgarian participants won two special awards and one prize of the main jury. This is the first year in which the entire Bulgarian team won Intel ISEF awards and is also one of the most successful years for our country. Bulgaria has been participating in Intel ISEF since 2013, the participation being funded by the Club Young Scientists with the support of Intel and the Society for Science and the Public. More than two thirds of our participants up to now have participated in the events of HSSIMI (УчИМИ) and other initiatives of IMI-BAS and SMB. (more…)
This year’s winner of “Rose and Irving Saff” Award is Borislav Anchev, student at the University of Veliko Turnovo
At the meeting of the Commission to determine the winner of the prize “Rose and Irving Saff” for 2017 committee members unanimously decided that the winner of the award for 2017 is Borislav Antonov Antchev. He is a Bachelor in Mathematics and Informatics at Veliko Turnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”.
Award in mathematics Rose and Irving Saff was founded by prof. Edward Saff in memory of his parents. Prof. Saff works in Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA Не is a foreign member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and a dear friend of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.
The Prize is awarded each year to a student in mathematics for high achievements and excellence in mathematics.
Dr. Peter Rashkov from the Department of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis at IMI is representative for Bulgaria and Management Committee member for the COST Action „ Investigation and Mathematical Analysis of Avant-garde Disease Control via Mosquito Nano-Tech-Repellents“ (IMAAC 2017-2021, funded by Horizon 2020 programme of EU, www.imaac.eu) and participates in workgroup „Mathematical Analysis, Data-Analysis and Statistics“.
IMAAC’s aim is to investigate and perform mathematical analysis of the effect of avant-garde control measures in vector-borne diseases involving day-time active mosquitoes transmitting diseases (dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever). This involves avant-garde measures in textile and paint production based on nano- and micro-particles that release chemicals like repellents in well portioned dosages.
The spectrum of possible combinations of nano- or micro-particles, repellents, insecticides and types of textiles or paint has not been well studied. Efficacy studies in cases using these control measures in combination with vaccines have not been performed, which stipulates the need for mathematical modelling and analysis.
Projects and Initiatives
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