Republic of Bulgaria

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Bulgaria (till 1992 as People’s Republic of Bulgaria) joined JINR since its foundation according to the agreement signed on 26 March 1956 in Moscow. People’s Republic of Bulgaria was presented as PRB Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in USSR on the day of signing by Doctor Luben Nikilov Gerasimov, who received signing authority of the JINR Council.

At present, the Republic of Bulgaria is one of the main member states according to participation capacity in JINR activity, to collaborative works quantity and scientific-technical links quantity. Today 26 Bulgarian experts works in JINR. The main part of scientists dealt with JINR collaborative works does researches in Bulgarian universities and in Institutes of Bulgaria Academy of Sciences with JINR technics and developments. They visit Dubna on short-term business trips.

The qualification of Bulgarian experts allows them to get remarkable positions in JINR scientific teams. Academician Ch. Christov (1968-1970), professor I. Zlatev (1979-1983) and professor C. Vilov (1992-2005) were chosen on the position of JINR vice-directors. Hundreds of Bulgarian scientists have worked and gotten high qualification in Dubna laboratories. Today they are a core of Bulgarian nuclear physics.

The collaboration exists in all fields of JINR activity, however, it is of high priority in elementary particle physics and relativistic nuclear physics. A theme of Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and JINR Laboratory of Theoretical Physics is of the utmost interest for Bulgarian scientists. Radiation and radiobiological researches have attracted Bulgarian scientists for the last years. Here they actively take part.

JINR conferences have been held in Bulgaria for many years. Some of them (International symposium on Nuclear Electronics and Computing (NEC) is held in Varna each two years) have become traditional.

Contacts

  • Professor Vladimir Dimitrievich Kekelidze
    Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Bulgaria, Director of the Laboratory of High Energy Physics

  • +7 (49621) 6-58-15
    +7 (49621) 6-53-06

  • kekel@sunse.jinr.ru

Scientific Themes and Projects

The scientists of Bulgaria take part in the research work on the following themes of the Topical plan for JINR research and international cooperation for the year 2017:

  • Theoretical Physics
    Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    Cooperation on 10 themes
  • Nuclear physics
    Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation on 4 themes
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics
    Cooperation on 2 themes
  • Educational Programme
    Cooperation on 1 theme
Cooperating organizations

At present JINR collaborates with 17 scientific institutes and universities of Bulgaria. The most actively JINR collaborates with following organisations and universities:

Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the government of the Republic of Bulgaria in JINR from 2013 is Doctor Lchasar Krumov Kostov appointed by Chairman of Office for Nuclear Regulation at the direction of the Council of Ministers dated 4 July 2013.

Doctor Lchasar Kostov was born on 11 October 1953 in Sofia. He has worked at Institute for Nuclear Research and Energy BAS since 1978. During August 1996 – April 1997 he was a Chairman of Committee on Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes and a Plenipotentiary representative of Bulgaria in JINR. In 2006 was appointed to a vice-chairman of ONR and was authorized to participate in the Committee of Plenipotentiaries in JINR.

The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Bulgaria in JINR since 1956:

    1956
  • Gerasimov Lyuben Nikolov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria in the USSR;

  • 1957 – 1970
  • Nadjakov Georgi Stefanov, Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Physics, BAS;

  • 1970 – 1989
  • Christov Christo Yankov, Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS;

  • 1990 – 1995
  • Vankov Ivan Danailov, Professor, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS;

  • 1996
  • Yanev Yanko, Associate Professor, Chairman of the Committee on Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes;

  • 1996 – 1997
  • Kostov Latchesar, Chairman of the Committee on Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes;

  • 1997
  • Stamenov Jordan Nikolov, Professor, Director of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS;

  • 1998 – 2001
  • Popits Robert Kurt, Chairman of the Committee on Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purpose;

  • 2001 – 2004
  • Vapirev Emil, Chairman of the Committee on Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purpose;

  • 2004 – 2013
  • Tzotchev Sergei, Chairman of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency;

  • 2013 – present day
  • Kostov Latchesar, Chairman of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency.
Members of the Scientific Council

Chavdar Penev Stoyanov, BAS corresponding member, Professor of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS in Sofia.

Chavdar Penev Stoyanov was born in 1944. Doctor of Science, BAS Corresponding Member since 2004, Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council of INRNE BAS, Director of the Nuclear Spectroscopy Laboratory INRE BAS, Member of the Collaboration Committee with JINR.

Topics of research work

Theoretical nuclear physics, microscopic models for nuclear atom structure description.

Nikolay Stoychev Tonchev, Professor of the Institute of Solid State Physics BAS in Sofia.

Nikolay Stoychev Tonchev was born on 28 December 1946 in Sofia. Doctor of Science, Director of the Low temperature physics laboratory, Chairman of the Scientific Council of ISSP BAS, Vice-Chairman of the Physicists Union in Bulgaria, Member of the Collaboration Committee with JINR.

Topics of research work

Statistical physics, theory of phase transitions, theory of critical phenomena in finite systems.

National groups

The languages of international communication at JINR are Russian and English. However, one can hear the speech in many languages in Dubna, including the languages of JINR member-states when the countrymen, the representatives of the same expatriates’ community (the national groups of JINR), meet each other.

Over the years of existence of JINR the national groups have developed their traditions, forms of cooperation and collaboration with other national groups. Their leaders, appointed by the plenipotentiaries of the JINR member-states play an organizing role in the life of national groups.

  • Professor Fiziev Plamen Petkov
    Head of the national group of Bulgaria, Leading Scientific Reseacher, BLTP JINR

  • +7 (926) 187-35-37

  • fiziev@theor.jinr.ru
    bng@jinr.ru

  • Marinova Boiana Rumenova
    Deputy Head of the national group of Bulgaria, Scientific Reseacher, VBLHEP JINR

  • +7 (965) 142-31-88

  • boiana_marinova@abv.bg

Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of member-states, JINR’s directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the stay of their colleagues-countrymen and their families in Russia, with the organization of their life and leisure.

The Council of the leaders of the national groups meets periodically. The representatives of the Directorate and the services of the Institute are invited to its meetings. The agenda includes the discussion of the urgent problems of the collaborators from the member-states. Due to this, the Directorate is able to make adequate decisions in time.

On the occasions of major public holidays of the member-states the national groups arrange receptions. These festive events are held accompanied by art exhibitions, photo exhibitions, and enrich JINR staff members’ knowledge about the member-states, their people and culture.

National Holidays
  • New Year, St. Vasyli’s Day – 1 January;
  • Liberation of Bulgaria – 3 March;
  • Labour Day – 1 May;
  • Day of Courage and Bulgarian Military (St. George’s Day) – 6 May;
  • Day of Bulgarian education and culture and of Slavic writing – 24 May;
  • Unification Day – 6 September;
  • Day of Independence of Bulgaria – 22 September;
  • Christmas Eve – 24 December;
  • Christmas – 25-26 December.
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in Bulgaria: