MEMBERSHIP OF BULGARIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Membership of Bulgaria in the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) will be restored on December 10, 2019, during the International Conference on Research Infrastructures for the Future, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science in Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture.

The Memorandum of Membership will be signed by the President of IUPAP, Professor Michel Spiro and the President of the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria, Academician Alexander G. Petrov. The presidents of the two unions will sign the document after the lecture of Professor Spiro on the goals, tasks and planned activities of the institution he manages.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics is a non-governmental organization, established in 1922 at Brussels with 13 member countries. Now IUPAP has 58 member countries from different continents. The restoration of the membership of Bulgaria, represented by the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria, is with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science.

The mission of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics is to assist in the worldwide development of physics, to foster international cooperation in physics, and to help in the application of physics toward solving problems of concern to humanity.

IUPAP sponsors and endorses ~50 International conferences per year, stimulates and promotes international cooperation in physics, encourages research and education, stimulates the young scientists (awarded 192 prizes between 2006 and 2018).

At the initiative of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, with the assistance of UNESCO and the UN, 2022 will be proclaimed the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.

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