Republic of Bulgaria

General information on collaboration

The Republic of Bulgaria (before 1992 the People’s Republic of Bulgaria) was a JINR Member State since its foundation in accordance with the agreement signed on 26 March 1956 in Moscow. At the ceremony of signing the agreement, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria was represented by PRB Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in USSR Doctor Luben Nikilov Gerasimov who had received signing authority of the Charter of JINR.

Nowadays, the Republic of Bulgaria is one of the most active JINR Member States in terms of participation in JINR activities, number of joint projects and number of scientific and technical contacts. 26 Bulgarian experts are currently working at JINR. Most scientists participating in joint projects conduct research in Bulgarian universities and in institutes of the Academy of Sciences of Bulgaria, applying techniques and methodology developed at JINR. Bulgarian researchers make short-term business trips to Dubna.

High proficiency of Bulgarian experts allows them to be in high-level positions within JINR scientific teams. Academician Ch. Christov (1968-1970), professor I. Zlatev (1979-1983) and professor C. Vilov (1992-2005) were elected as JINR Vice Directors. Hundreds of Bulgarian scientists have worked at JINR and received good training in Dubna laboratories. Today they constitute the core of Bulgarian nuclear physics.

Collaboration exists in all fields of JINR activities. However, high priority areas are elementary particle physics and relativistic nuclear physics. Research topics of the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics are the most interesting for Bulgarian scientists. In recent years, radiation and radiobiological research have attracted Bulgarian scientists, and thus they take an active part in them.

JINR conferences have been held in Bulgaria for several years. Some of these conferences have become regular (such as International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics & Computing (NEC) held in Varna every two years).

Contacts

  • Professor Vladimir Dimitrievich Kekelidze
    Executive, 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 2018:

  • Theoretical Physics
    Cooperation on 5 themes
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics
    Cooperation on 11 themes
  • Nuclear physics
    Cooperation on 4 themes
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research
    Cooperation on 5 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.

Roumen Tsenov, Professor, Physics Faculty, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Sofia, Bulgaria); Deputy Director, Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Members of the Scientific Council from Bulgaria since 1956 were:


    1956 – 1973
  • Georgi Nadjakov, Academician, Vice-President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Physical Institute of BAS, Deputy Chairman of the Board on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria;

  • 1956, 1964 – 1976
  • Emil Djakov, Academician of BAS, Deputy Director of the Physical Institute of BAS, professor, Head of a department of the University of Sofia, Director of the Institute of Electronics of BAS;

  • 1966 – 1967, 1973, 1975 – 1981, 1983 – 1988
  • Zhelyu Zhelev, Senior Researcher, group leader in DLNP JINR, Deputy Director of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS, professor, Scientific Secretary of BAS;

  • 1970 – 1989
  • Christo Christov, Academician, Vice-President of BAS, Deputy Director of the Physical Institute of BAS, Director of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy of BAS, Rector of the University of Sofia;

  • 1973, 1974 – 1975, 1977 – 1981, 1983 – 1988, 1990 – 1991
  • Tsvetan Bonchev, Head of a Department of the Physical Institute of the University of Sofia, docent, Deputy Director of the Joint Centre for Physics;

  • 1975, 1992
  • Vladimir Penev, Senior Researcher, Head of a Department in the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS, professor;

  • 1982
  • Pavel Markov, Head of a sector in the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;
  • Vasil Christov, Head of a sector in the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 1988
  • Angel Yordanov, Deputy Director of DLNP JINR, Senior Researcher;

  • 1990 – 1993
  • Todor Ruskov, professor, Head of a Department in the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 1990
  • Nikolai Angelov, Deputy Director of LCTA-LIT JINR, professor;

  • 1992
  • Natalia Yaneva, professor of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 1992 – 1993
  • Ivan Lalov, professor of the University of Sofia;

  • 1995
  • Ivan Vankov, professor, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 1996
  • Jardan Stamenov, professor, Director of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 1989 – 2001
  • Ventseslav Andreycheva, Corresponding Member of BAS, Head of a Department of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS, professor, Chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Physics, Facilities and Cooperation with JINR of the Nuclear Power Use Board of Bulgaria;

  • 2001 – 2010
  • Anton Nikolaev Antonov, professor of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS;

  • 2002 – 2010
  • Matey Mateev, Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Sofia, professor;

  • 2010 – present day
  • Chavdar Stoyanov, BAS Corresponding Member, professor of the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy BAS in Sofia;

  • 2011 – 2018
  • Chavdar Stoyanov, Head, Laboratory of Nuclear Spectroscopy, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
  • Nikolay Tonchev, Professor of the Institute of Solid State Physics BAS in Sofia;

  • 2018 – present day
  • Chavdar Stoyanov, Head, Laboratory of Nuclear Spectroscopy, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
  • Roumen Tsenov, Professor, Physics Faculty, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Sofia, Bulgaria); Deputy Director, Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
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: