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## Radoslav Kirov Wins Benedict A. Freedman Prize for Mathematical Promise

*March 26, 2004*

Radoslav Kirov of Los Angeles, a senior math and physics major – with a minor in economics – has been awarded Occidental College’s Benedict A. Freedman Prize for Mathematical Promise.

The award is named after the emeritus professor whose family, since 2001, has bestowed an annual $500 prize for mathematical accomplishment to one outstanding Occidental student. Kirov’s work explores the existence of geometrical objects under rational constraints.

He was given the prize at a March 23 campus ceremony. Presenting the award was David Freeman, the brother of the prize’s namesake.

Kirov grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, and came to the United States in 2000. After graduation, he will pursue a doctorate in mathematics. Kirov has been accepted to the University of Washington and the