**Department of Theoretical Physics, ****IFIN-HH | ****Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, ****IMAR **

"*The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word*".

*Galileo Galilei - Il Saggiatore (1623)*

The Geometry and Physics Seminar is a joint initiative of the Geometry and Physics Group of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Horia Hulubei Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy. The seminar involves Romanian and foreign scientists with various national and international affiliations.

** MEMBERS **

**Elena Mirela Babalic**

String theory, mathematical physics

**Stefan Berceanu**

Geometric quantization, geometric representation theory

**Adrian Stefan Carstea**

Integrable systems, algebraic geometry

**Ce****zar Condeescu**

String theory, string phenomenology and cosmology

**Calin Iuliu Lazaroiu**

String theory, symplectic and algebraic geometry

**Andrei Micu**

String theory phenomenology, compactifications, cosmology

**Adrian Tanasa**

Combinatorial physics, random models

**Mihai Visinescu**

General relativity, gravitation, Sasaki geometry

**Florin Ambro**

Algebraic Geometry

**Marian Aprodu**

Algebraic Geometry

**Daniel Beltita**

Operator algebras, representation theory

**Vasile Brinzanescu**

Algebraic geometry

**Liana David**

Differential geometry

**Cezar Joita**

Complex analysis and singularity theory

**Liviu Ornea**

Differential geometry

**Sergiu Moroianu**

Differential geometry

**Other Romanian institutions**

**Corina Nicoleta Babalic**(Univ. of Craiova)

Integrable systems

**Eugen Mihaita Cioroianu**(Univ. of Craiova)

BRST cohomologies, QFT, differential geometry

**Silviu Constantin Sararu**(Univ. of Craiova)

BRST cohomologies, QFT, dynamics of degenerate systems

**Cornelia Vizman**(West University, Timisoara)differential and symplectic geometry, topology

**Victor Vuletescu**(Univ. of Bucharest)

Algebraic geometry

**International**

**Lilia Anguelova**(INRNE, Sofia)

String Theory**Iosif Razvan Bena**(IPhT-CEA, Saclay)

String theory, gauge/gravity duality

**Andrei Caldararu**(Univ. Wisconsin)

Derived algebraic geometry, string theory

**Ionut Ciocan-Fontanine**(Univ. of Minnesota)

Algebraic geometry, moduli spaces, Gromov-Witten theory

**Ioana Alexandra Coman-Lohi**(Kavli IPMU)

Topological string theory, conformal field theory

**Emilian Dudas**(E. Polytechnique, Paris)

String phenomenology

**Razvan Gurau**(CNRS, CPHT & Perimeter Institute)

Tensor models, nonperturbative QFT

**Monica Guica**(IPhT-CEA, CERN & EPFL)

Conformal Field Theory, Gravity, String Theory

**Leonardo Mihalcea**(Virginia Tech. Univ.)

Algebraic geometry, integrable systems, representation theory

**Andrei Moroianu**(U. Paris-Sud)

Differential geometry

**Andrei Negut**(MIT)

Algebraic geometry, representation theory, quantum algebras

**Tudor Ratiu**(Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.)

Geometric analysis

**Radu Roiban**(Penn. State Univ.)

String theory, supergravity

**Didina Serban**(IPhT-CEA, Saclay)

Integrability, gauge-gravity duality

**Carlos Shahbazi Alonso**(Univ. of Hamburg)

String/M-Theory, Supergravity, Differential Geometry, Spin Geometry

**Rafal Suszek**(Univ. of Warsaw)

higher geometry (gerbe theory etc.), categorification of dualities,

supergeometry with supersymmetry

**Radu Tatar**(U. Liverpool)

String Theory, supersymmetric field theories