150 years Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Temple of Knowledge. A jubilee edition
150 години Българска академия на науките. Храм на познанието
Language: Bulgarian, English (bilingual)


   The publication is the first encyclopaedic edition of BAS which brings together in one book a wide range of topics related to both the diverse scientific activity and the centuries-old history of the Academy. It presents the contemporary image of BAS and its scientific potential, the 150-year history of organisational and scientific activity and the significant achievements of academic scientists in all fields of knowledge.

  The first part of the book: “The Academy in the XXI century”, introduces the organization of the contemporary scientific structure which unites 42 autonomous scientific institutes and the community of academicians and corresponding members. All institutes from the nine scientific divisions are presented through the topics they work on, the projects and their significant achievements.Separate topics are devoted to the scientific potential and the key role of the Academy in the national scientific programs and projects, to the expert role of BAS in favour of the society and the state. Educational, publishing and international activities are presented.

  The second part “The Scientific Organisation over the Years” traces in an extended chronicle the main stages and processes in the history of the Academy from its establishment as a Bulgarian Learned Society until today. The precisely selected information is supported by archival materials, statutes, regulations, decisions of the management bodies of BAS, government decrees, laws, decrees on the work of the academy and other documents. The founders and presidents of the scientific organisation are presented with short biographical articles and portraits. The topic of donation, which accompanies the Academy from its establishment until today, is discussed.

  The third part “Development of Science at BAS” is the first attempt in a publication of the Academy to trace the history of science through the contributions of academic scientists, their developments, discoveries and achievements. Special attention is paid to the most prominent Bulgarian scientists whose discoveries and inventions are recognized by the international scientific community and raise the prestige of Bulgarian science. The role of BAS in the creation of new branches of industry in our country, the development of information technology, computerization, robotics, the energies of the future, the development of innovative technologies, the participation of research teams in European framework programs and others are highlighted.


Table of contents

The academy in the 21st century

National scientific centre

Research divisions

Information and communication sciences and technologies

Energy resources and energy efficiency

Nanosciences, new materials and technologies

Biomedicine and quality of life

Biodiversity, bioresources and ecology

Climate change, hazards and natural resources

Astronomy, space research and technologies

Cultural and historical heritage and national identity

Man and society


Data resources

Publishing activity

Remarkable meetings with sciences: museums, observatory, botanic garden

Training of specialists

International cooperation

BAS honorary awards

The scientific organization through the years

Braila period

From Bulgarian Learned Society to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

With the face of a scholarly instititution

The Academy during the years 19441989

The Academy after the democratic changes

Donation in support of science

Development of science at BAS

The beginning

The Academy  a national science centre

The academic institutes and laboratories  bases for science

Facing the challenges of the present days

Future development

Strategy for development of BAS for the period 20182030


Publisher Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House
Language Bulgarian, English
Pages 432
Illustrations b/w and color figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-322-0007
Creation date 2020
Size 21 х 29 cm

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