Dear Prime Minister of Bulgaria,

I encourage you to rethink and stop the proposed break-up of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as the reduced investment in Science by Bulgaria over the last 20 years. In the rest of Europe, the USA, and most of Asia, science is regarded as a vital engine for innovation and production of future national benefits. They consider the case for investment to be clear.

Bulgaria has numerous very good, world-rated scientists, who want to stay in Bulgaria and produce scientific discoveries and innovations that benefit Bulgaria. The way to better the life of most Bulgarians is to invest in the education and training of Bulgarians and to give them opportunities in their homeland, not to push your educated young and not so-young people to leave in search of better opportunities.


 Iver Cairns

 (School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia).