Date of birth: 21.06.1944
Place of birth: Valeni-Dimbovita, Romania
Foreign languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Permanent position: Professor at the
University of Bucharest, Dept. of Mathematics (full position), and Senior
Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy (half
Mailing address: Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, P.O. Box 1-764, Ro-70700 Bucharest, Romania
Field of interest: Algebraic Geometry (modifications, singularities, hyperplane sections and classification of projective varieties, applications of the deformation theory of singularities to problems of projective geometry, degenerations of surfaces, Barth-Lefschetz theorems)
Humboldt University of Berlin (1974 - one month, 1994 - one month),University of Bayreuth (1992, 1994, 1996, one month each time), University Paris VII (1991 - three months), University of Genova (1981 - two months, 1994 - one months, 1996 - one months, 1998 -one month), University of Pisa (1991 - two weeks, 1993 - one month), University of Ferrara (1972/73 - four months, 1993/94 - two months), University of Trento (1991 - two months), Max-Planck-Institute Bonn (six months in 1997), Universit\'e de Gen\`eve (1998 - one month), Ubiversity of Milano (1999 -two months), University of California, Los Angeles (academic year 1999/2000).
Invited speaker at the following Conferences of Algebraic Geometry: Berlin (1980, 1985, 1988), Cetraro (1990), Storuman (Sweden, 1990), L'Aquila (1992), Warsaw (1980, 1985), Bratislava (1980, 1984), Novosibirsk (1989), Oberwolfach (1981), Nuernberg (1994), Leiden (1997), Bedlewo (Poland, 1999), Genova (2001).
Invited to deliver lectures at the Universities: Roma II (Italy, 1991, 1994), Ferrara (Italy, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998), Genova (Italy, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002), Trieste (Italy, 1993), Milano (Italy, 1991, 1994, 1999), Pisa (Italy, 1993, 1995), Napoli (Italy, 1981), Cottbus (Germany, 1994), K\"oln (Germany, 1997), Bochum (Germany, 1997), Goettingen (Germany, 1997), Berlin (Germany, 1993, 1997), Steklov Institute in Moskow (1980), Santa Barbara (USA, 2000), New Mexico, Albuquerque (USA, 2000), Washington University in Saint Louis (USA, 2000), Kansas University, Lawrence (USA, 2000).
The following mathematicians were directly or indirectly
my students in Algebraic Geometry:
N. Manolache, S. Barcanescu, P. Ionescu, V. Masek, A. Nemethi, C. Voica and F. Russo (Milano) (the last three officially defending their Doctoral Theses under my direction).
49 reasearch articles (mostly in Algebraic Geometry), and the monographs ``Suprafe\c te algebrice'' (Editura Academiei Romane, Bucharest 1981), its (revised and completed) English translation ``Algebraic Surfaces'' (Universitext, Springer-Verlag 2001), and ``Lectures on Geometry'' (Editura Universit\u a\c tii Bucuresti, Seria Fundanmentum, 1999), and ``Projective Geometry and Formal Geometry'' (to appear).