Colloquium Speaker:  Dr. Kamen Kozarev
Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Kamen Kozarev obtained his PhD from Boston University in 2013, then he spent 4 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Currently, he is Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Astronomy and National Astronomical Observatory of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His research is focused on the analysis of large-scale solar eruptions, and modeling of the acceleration of charged energetic particles in solar coronal shock waves. He develops techniques for processing of multi-wavelength radio and ultraviolet telescopic observations of solar activity. Dr. Kozarev leads several projects focused on data analysis and modeling of solar eruptions, as well as a project for the development of a Bulgarian observing station of the pan-European LOFAR radio telescope.