The International Conference Mathematics Days in Sofia – MDS 2023 took place from July 10 to 14, 2023. Since its first edition in 2014 the conference is held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The event was organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Sofia University.

One of its main goals was to bring together Bulgarian mathematicians and computer scientists working all over the world and to acknowledge the relations between the mathematicians working in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian mathematical diaspora.

The first edition of MDS was held in 2014 at the initiative of a number of prominent Bulgarian mathematicians working in Bulgaria and abroad and was attended by more than 300 participants from all over the world.

The second conference was organized in 2017 thus making MDS a traditional meeting of Bulgarian mathematicians with their colleagues from prestigious international scientific centers.

More than 200 scientists from 30 countries arrived in Sofia to present the latest scientific achievements in the field of Mathematics and Informatics at this year’s edition of MDS.

Mr. Rumen Radev – President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Prof. Galin Tsokov – Minister of Education and Science, Prof. Julian Revalski – President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov – Rector of Sofia University and the Mayor of Sofia, Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova was among the invited official guests at the opening ceremony. The event was officially opened by the President Radev.

We should mention the two workshops, which took place within the framework of MDS 2023 – Hausdorff Geometry of Polynomials devoted to the study of properties of polynomial functions such as their zeros and their growth, along with asymptotic properties of sequences of polynomials and their applications in many areas of mathematics, mathematical physics, and probability theory, and Invariant Distances and Metrics in Complex Analysis which gathered researchers around a central theme of the geometric properties of various distances and metric of domains in Cn (squeezing function, Gromov hyperbolicity, visibility of geodesics) as well as related subjects.

Both events were financially supported by the Simons Foundation.

More information about the two workshops can be found at


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