**Lucian-Silvestru Badescu**

Citizenship: Romanian

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
position)

**Mailing address: **Institute of Mathematics of
the Romanian Academy, P.O. Box 1-764, Ro-70700 Bucharest, Romania

**E-mail: **
Lucian.Badescu@imar.ro

** Fax:** +401-222.98.26

**Scientific degrees:**

- 1967 - Graduation from the University of Bucharest,
Department of Mathematics.

- 1971 - Doctor in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, with the thesis ``Rational contractions of algebraic varieties'', under the direction of Prof. G. Galbur\u a

**Awards:**

- 1981 - Prize ``Stoilow'' of the Romanian Academy for the monograph "Algebraic surfaces" (in Romanian), Edit. Academiei Romane, Bucharest, 1981

**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)

**Professional activity:**

- 1967-1977 Assistant at the University of Bucharest,
Department of Mathematics

- 1977-1979 Lecturer at the University of Bucharest,
Department of Mathematics

- 1979-1984 Principal Researcher III at the Department of
Mathematics of INCREST Bucharest

- 1984-1990 Principal Researcher II at the Department of
Mathematics of INCREST Bucharest

- 1990-now Principal Researcher I (=Senior Researcher =
Full Professor) at the Institute of Mathematics of the
Romanian Academy, Bucharest

- Since June 1995 Professor of Geometry at the University of
Bucharest Department of Mathematics (full position),
and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of
the Romanian Academy (half position)

- 1981-1982 Annual Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (School of Mathematics), Princeton, U.S.A.

**Visiting professor:**

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).