Thursday 10 May 2018 -
20:30 to 21:30
Mtel Arena | general audience | ticketed event

What do Akaga, Nicolai Ghiaurov and Rayna Knyaginya have in common with penguins and post code 1090 of the Bulgarian Posts? They all are Antarctic locations, keeping the company of thousands more names that countries exploring the South Pole give. The Bulgarian polar base St. Kliment Ohridski was founded three decades ago on the Livingston Island, the South Shetland Islands, and since then – for thirty Antarctic summers – Bulgarian researchers have been exploring the icy continent and partnering with other polar nations.

How does “the cold south” turn into a starting point for partnership, research in the Antarctic and environmental protection? To mark the 30-th anniversary of the Bulgarian polar base we gather three of the big names of the South Pole – Prof. Hristo Pimpirev, Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, Peter Marquis, Operations Manager of the Medical Department of the British Antarctic Institute, and Prof. Antonio Quesada, Scientific Researcher of the Spanish Polar Programme. The talk will be moderated by Quentin Cooper, journalist and one of the most familiar and popular voices of science in the UK.

The event will be in English with Bulgarian translation. 

Presented in partnership with the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute and Institute Cervantes Sofia.

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