Lyubomir Ivanov (explorer)

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Lyubomir Ivanov

Lyubomir Ivanov (Bulgarian : Любомир Иванов, born 7 October 1952 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian scientist, non-governmental activist, and Antarctic explorer. He is a graduate of the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia with M.S. degree in mathematics in 1977, earned his PhD from Sofia University in 1980 under the direction of Dimiter Skordev, with a dissertation entitled Iterative Operative Spaces, and was the 1987 winner of Acad. Nikola Obreshkov Prize, the highest Bulgarian award in mathematics. [1]

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Academic and NGO work

Appointed head of the Department of Mathematical Logic at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1990, Dr Ivanov has since helped found the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in which he held the position of chairman from 2001 to 2009. In 1994 he founded the Manfred Wörner Foundation, an organisation dedicated to trans-atlantic co-operation. Member of the Streit Council Advisory Board, Washington, DC since 2006. [2] Founding Chairman, Antarctic Place-names Commission since 1994. [3] [4] He authored the modern Bulgarian system for Romanization of Cyrillic alphabet, [5] adopted also for official use both by UN, [6] and by the US and UK. [7]

In the course of his work for, among others, the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Dr Ivanov has given interviews to various news outlets, at times espousing views that NATO must expand eastwards due to a deficit in its military capacity. [8]

Political career

Ivanov was a member of the UDF Coordinating Council [9] and took part in the 1990 Bulgarian Round Table Talks. [10] He served as a Member of Parliament in Bulgaria (1990–1991), acting as Chairman of the Green Party parliamentary group, and co-authored the current Constitution of Bulgaria. He has also served as parliamentary secretary for the Bulgarian ministry of foreign affairs. [11]

Antarctic expeditions

Dr Ivanov has taken part in several Antarctic expeditions. In 2004, Ivanov went with Doychin Vasilev on the Tangra 2004 topographic expedition, noted by Discovery Channel, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Collection and the British Antarctic Survey as a timeline event in Antarctic exploration. [12] [13] [14]

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Notes

  1. The Academician Nikola Obreshkov Prize for 1987
  2. "The Streit Council: Our Mission". Association to Unite the Democracies. 28 July 2008. Archived from the original (ISO-8859-1) on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  3. J. Stewart. Antarctica: An Encyclopedia. Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland, 2011. 1771 pp.
  4. Kalchev, Victor. "Who is who in Bulgarian Politic: Lyubomir . Ivanov, Atlantic Club of Bulgaria – President". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. Ivanov, L., D. Skordev and D. Dobrev. The New National Standard for the Romanization of Bulgarian. Mathematica Balkanica. New Series Vol. 24, 2010, Fasc. 1–2. pp. 121–130. ISSN 0205-3217
  6. Report on the Current Status of United Nations Romanization Systems for Geographical Names. Compiled by the UNGEGN Working Group on Romanization Systems, February 2013.
  7. Romanization system for Bulgarian: BGN/PCGN 2013 System. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, September 2014.
  8. "Bulgaria and the world". Radio Bulgaria. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
  9. List of members of the Coordinating Council of the Union of Democratic Forces. Demokratsiya Newspaper, 27 April 1990.
  10. National Round Table: First Plenary Session. National Palace of Culture Hall # 6, 23 January 1990 (Full transcript)
  11. "Academic Refugee Studies Initiative in Bulgaria" (PDF). United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). 24 October 2002. Archived from the original on 14 May 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2005.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. "Pole Expedition List". ThePoles.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. Retrieved 8 March 2005.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. Discovering Antarctica Overview. Discovery Channel UK website, 2012
  14. 14 November 2004: Tangra. Discovering Antarctica Timeline. Discovery Channel UK website, 2012

Principal publications

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Delchev Peak

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Rozhen Peninsula

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Trigrad Gap

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