Academician Ivan Dujchev (1907-1986) is the largest Bulgarian scholar in the field of Medievistics. His father, Simeon Dujčev, had a mechanical workshop, which was located in a non-existent now building against the mosque near the Turkish school - a building that does not exist either. This is the only poem written in memory of this great Bulgarian scientist.
The narrative of Prof. B. V. Toshev, a former head of the Department of Phys-ical Chemistry at the University of Sofia, is on the history of the Bulgarian Physical Chemistry. It is a personal view on the research activity and social life in the Department of Physical Chemistry – a University unit established by the Professors Stranski, Kaischew and Scheludko.
In this paper of 1936, the Vidin historian and artist Vassil Atanasov tells the history of the Rakovica Monastery, near Kula and Belogradchik. The role of this Bulgaria monastery in important historical events as the Belogradchik up-raising of 1850 and the Serbian-Turkish war of 1876 is elucidated.
The paper discusses the nature of scientific discovery and proposes an application of the barbell methods as risk management strategy on the place of current policies for guided (teleological) investigation. Scientific discovery cannot be predicted, planned for or controlled. The nature of discovery is unknowable, with predominant role of chance in it, the probability for a researcher to make breakthrough in his or her life is equal at any age and funding successful scientist does not increase substantially their chance for new discoveries. Probability distributions in intellectual and creative work such as scientific research are very different from those in manufacture and mass production that requires redesign of policies for its funding, assessment, and development.
Save the old town houses – they are the key to understand the past and to feel the mystery of the old times. It is of importance for the contemporary generations. Understanding the life in the past is the right way to manage the community in our days. The examples in this paper are from the town of Belogradchik, Nord-West Bulgaria.