site.btaJohn Atanasoff Award Conferred for 21st Consecutive Year
At an official ceremony here on Wednesday, President Rumen Radev conferred the John Atanasoff Award on the laureates for 2023, Radev's Press Secretariat reported. Awarded were pupils, students and young Bulgarian scientists in the field of computer science in four categories.
Speaking at the ceremony, Radev said that Bulgaria continues to build and develop strong traditions in the field of informatics, innovation, and prospective scientific research. He noted this year's strong participation of pupils with exceptional achievements in national and international Olympiads and with promising scientific projects. "We once again have young scientists with avant-garde research in world research centres. Among the laureates we also have established names of proven lecturers in the field of development of prospective methods in education," Radev said. He expressed gratitude to the teachers and lecturers who continue forming the prestige of Bulgaria schools of informatics and information technology.
The John Atanasoff Award is held annually at the head of State's initiative to distinguish young Bulgarian scientists in computer science with exceptional results and international acknowledgement. This year, the awards were presented for the 21st consecutive year. The award ceremony took place on the 120th birth anniversary of John Atanasoff, an American mathematician, physicist and electrical engineer of Bulgarian origin who created the first electronic computer with regenerative memory.