On Monday, June 13, 2022, Prof. Yuri Tschinkel will give a lecture entitled Building Scientific Institutes and will share his experience with funding research through private business. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel Sofia at 5:30 pm.

Professor Tschinkel is visiting Bulgaria at the invitation of the International Center for Mathematical Sciences of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI-BAS). He is a special guest at the conference Second Annual Meeting of Young Bulgarian Mathematicians, which will be hosted at IMI–BAS from 13 to 14 June 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together young Bulgarian mathematicians working around the world and to acquaint the mathematical community in our country with some of their most significant achievements.

Yuri Tschinkel is an algebraic geometer who covers a broad spectrum of subjects – from arithmetics to complex geometry. He was educated at Moscow State University and received his doctorate in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tschinkel has obtained spectacular results in counting points over different fields and stable rationality. For his work, he has been elected to Academia Europea and Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. He has been a speaker at the International Mathematical Congress of 2006.

Yuri Tschinkel is a Director of Simons Foundation, Mathematics and Physical Sciences division. The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 by Marilyn and Jim Simons. The foundation is one of the largest charitable organizations in the USA. It makes grants in four areas: Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, autism research (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative) and Outreach, Education and Engagement.