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Horatiu Nastase

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· Hi! And welcome to my homepage. I hope you will

enjoy the stuff you will find here. I am a Researcher

(Assistant Professor)  in the Instituto de Fisica Teorica

at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Here are some things about me:

Some background

                                                                                     I was born in Bucharest, Romania and finished high school at the

                                                                                     'Nicolae Balcescu' High School (now  'St. Sava National College' ).

                                                                                     I did my undergraduate studies at the Physics Dept. of the Bucharest 

                                                                                     University, from where I graduated in 1995. The last year I studied

                                                                                     at the Niels Bohr Institute ( NBI ), Copenhagen University , with a

                                                                                     scholarship which continued in the following year. In 1996 I joined

                                                                                     the  Physics Dept.  of  S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook in NY,USA, from which I got

                                                                                     my PhD in May 2000. From  2000  to 2002 I was a postdoc at the    

                                                                                   Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, USA and from

                                                                                                 2002 to 2006 I was at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA,

                                                                                                 first as a postdoc (2002-2003) and then as a Assistant Professor of

                                                                                                 Research. Between 2006-2009 I was an Assistant Professor at the

                                                                                                 Global Edge Institute, in the Tokyo Institute of Technology in

                                                                                                 Tokyo, Japan, associated with the Physics Department. In 2010

                                                                                                 I joined the Instituto de Fisica Teorica.


                                     My researchand physics interests

string theory           strings
                                     (string theory in the view              (and in the view of Robbert
                                     of Brian Greene)                              Dijkgraaf)
                                     -for non-experts
                                     -for the experts
                                     -my professional CV
                                     -Some notes
                                     -Online talks
                                     -Math and Physics exams in Romania
                                     String theory for laymen links
                                     -"The official string theory website" by Patricia Schwarz, John
                                     Schwarz's wife
                                     -"Beyond string theory" Jan Troost's website

                                                                                  My highschool classmates' e-group (in romanian,

                                                                  of course...).

Some photos

                                               Of my friends (in Stony Brook and in Princeton)

                                               Of me in my travels

                                                           Sam's pictures of our group in Princeton

                                               Pictures from Romania

                                                           by comparison: 

                                                                                               luchian                                    grigorescu

                                                           Stefan Luchian, "Peisaj cu casa de tara" (Landscape                                                                                                                                                        Nicolae Grigorescu, "Taranca
                                                           with village houses), Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu,                             vesela" (Merry peasant woman)


                                                                                               muzeul satului
                                                                                               Wooden Maramures church from "Muzeul satului"
                                                                                               (Museum of the Romanian Village), Bucharest.


                                                                   Here are some jokes sent a few years ago by a friend. They

                                                                   are a compilation related to physics, mathematics, engineering,

                                                                   chemistry, etc., a lot of them inside jokes (some of them I don't

                                                                   understand myself-like the ones related to computers). Enjoy!









                                                                   If you are a string theorist (or at least had some interest in it),

                                                                   or if you are into Star Trek, check out Warren Siegel 's

                                                                   homepage. (he is a Proffesor at YITP in Stony Brook)







                                                                                                 Poetry favourites



Romanian stuff

                                                                  Romanian newspapers and media

                                                                                  -Evenimentul zilei


                                                                                  -Romanian newspapers and online radio listings

                                                                  Romanian culture

                                                                                 neolithic sculpture    thinker

                                                                           Romanian neolithic art: "Ganditorul "        By comparison, "The Thinker"

                                                                           (the thinker) and "Femeie Sezand" (sit-    of Auguste Rodin., 1881.

                                                                           ting woman), of Hamangia culture, app. 

                                                                          5000 B.C. Romanian Museum of Natio-

                                                                          nal History

                                                                                            muse                 coloana
                                                                                        "A Muse", by Constantin Brancusi            "Coloana infinitului" (The
                                                                                         (1918), one of the fathers of mo-               endless column), at Targu
                                                                                         dern sculpture.  Notice the evolu-             Jiu, Romania, 1937, also
                                                                                         tion of art since 5000 B.C....                         by Constantin Brancusi.
                                                                                And another great column from Romania's history, Trajan's
                                                                                column, Rome. Brancusi made a connection between the
                                                                                past and the future in more than one way.

                                                                   -Detroit Romanian cultural organization (good Romanian overview)

                                                                   -Biblioteca romaneasca(virtual library and cultural center; links to other cultural sites)

                                                                   -Editura Teora(technical oriented publishing house)

                                                                   -Editura Humanitas(humanistic oriented publishing house)

                                                                   -Prima Pagina(good starting point for links to anything romanian)

                                                                   -Divertis (The best of Romanian humor- Divertis group-they have some mp3's as well)


                                                                   -Magazinul Victoria (Romanian virtual shop in USA)

                                                                   -Romanian Village (a guide to Romanian diaspora)

                                                                   -Romanian Roots (New England romanian association)

                                             Various links                                                 

                                                                               New York Art
                                                                               -Metropolitan Opera
                                                                               -New York Philharmonic
                                                                               -Metropolitan Museum of Art

                                                                   Homepages of some friends

                                                                   -Onur's (Onur T. Mentes)

                                                                   -Natasa's (Natasa Stojic)

                                                                   -Todd's (Todd Brun)

                                                                   -Sav's (Savdeep Sethi)

                                                                   -Sanjaye's (Sanjaye Ramgoolam)
                                                                  -old page (at Brown)

                                                                  -Artur's (Artur Adib)

                                                                 -Ionut's (my cousin Ionut Grigorescu)

                                                                 Princeton links:       -Princeton University

                                                    -High Energy Group at the Physics Dept. of Princeton University

                                                                            Providence links:

                                                                  -The Providence Phoenix

                                                                  -The Providence Journal




                                       Last updated:20/08/10

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