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Created 4.4.2012
Updated 15.11.2019

Biography
Nedka Marinova Spassova
21.07.1944 Ц Ж29.03.2003
Born: in Shumen.

Education:

She studied physics in the Faculty of Physics at the Sofia University (1962Ц1967) and graduated there with first class of "astronomers.

In 1943 she went with Humboldt scholarship in Gottingen where he worked with Professor Robert Paul.

She defended Ph.D. thesis entitled "Bright red stars in spherical clusters M3, M5, M15 and M92" at the Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1978).

Research:

In the field of astrophysics of spherical star clusters she published 70 scientific papers.

She made the optics of the 2-meter telescope of National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen" and take part of the program RC-focus.

The last 10 years of his life she spent in the old University Astronomical Observatory in Sofia.

Professional experience:

After graduation she was two years assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Plovdiv.

In the Institute of Astronomy, BAS she became a Research Fellow (in 1970), Associate Professor (in 1987), Scientific Secretary (1989 - 1993), Chairman of the Scientific Council (1995Ц1999), director (in 1995).

Teaching experience:

It had a laboratory course of Stellar astronomy for student on astronomy at Sofia University (1972Ц1976).

She was lecturer at the Department of Astronomy, Sofia University (1989Ц1996), where she had a special course "Stellar clusters and associations."

At the Southwestern University "Neophyt Rilski" she has read the basic course on astronomy for physics and headed several students diploma works and one PhD thesis.

References:

  1. Ќедка ћаринова —пасова (21.07.1944 Ц29.03.2003), јстрономически календар за 2004, 121-122 (2003)

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