Bulg. J. Phys. vol.48 no.1 (2021), pp. 001-003

Preface to the Proceedings of the 1st NFCSR

Stefan Lalkovski
Faculty of Physics, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski'', 5 James Bourchier Boulevard, BG-1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract. The First National Forum on Contemporary Space Research (1st NFCSR) held on 21st and 2nd of October 2020 took place at the "John Atanasoff" Forum of the Sofia Tech Park. It was organized by the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria, branch "Cosmos", through collaboration with the Sofia Tech Park, the financial support from Evrika Foundation, Sofia University Science Fund and the Bulgarian National Science Fund . Mrs. Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Science and Education, Mrs. Boriana Kadmonova, CEO of Evrika Foundation, and the CEO Tech Park, Mr. Todor Mladenov, were special guests of the event. It was well attended with 81 registered and more then 50 on-site participants from 38 Bulgarian organizations. This is a remarkable success given the current pandemic situation and related difficulties in gathering many people together. Nine plenary talks were given on the first day, followed by thirteen young researchers' presentations.

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