Prof. univ. dr., physicist, CS 1
Date and place of birth: February 11, 1932, Bucharest
Education : Mihail Eminescu High School in Bucharest (1951), Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest (1955), PhD in Physics, with the thesis Microscopic Theory of Alpha Disintegration, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics (1962). Lecturer (Venia Legendi), University of Mainz – Germany (1968); lecturer at the University of Bucharest (title not yet confirmed by the Supreme Diploma Commission, 1974).
Professional activity: within the Theoretical Physics Department of the Institute of Atomic Physics, Bucharest – Măgurele: physicist (1955-1960), scientific researcher (1960-1962), main scientific researcher (1962-1970), head of Theoretical Physics Section (1970- 1974), principal scientific researcher (1974-1983). Abroad: Visited scientist at the Nils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (1968-1969), Deputy Director of the Nuclear Reaction Laboratory of the Unified Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna-USSR (1974-1977), Deputy Director, Unified Institute for Nuclear Research , Dubna, USSR (1983-1986), Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland (1955-1960); visiting professor at Mainz University, RF Germany (1967-1968); visiting professor at the Darmstadt Polytechnic Institute, RF Germany (3 months / year 1969-1973); visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt / Main, RF Germany (2 months / year 1978-1982); Visiting Professor at the University of Frankfurt / Main, RF Germany (2 months / year 1988-1990). Rector of the University of Hercules and Baile Herculane (1998-2002). He has lectured in over 80 different science centers.
Scientific activity: focused on theoretical nuclear physics, performing (alone or in collaboration) over 300 scientific papers, which can be grouped into: 1. Microscopic theory of alpha decay 2. Prediction of new radioactivity 3. Experimental discovery of neon emission radioactivity 4. Experimental discovery of Ba, Ce, Zr, Mo emission radioactivity etc., by triple coincidence with g -rays in spontaneous fission without neutron emission 252 Cf 5. Experimental discovery of cold alpha thermal fission of 252 Cf. Various papers containing scientific results on research directions in theoretical physics: Dynamics of the static model of the atomic nucleus ; The influence of uniparticle effects on nuclear reactions ; Generalization of the Nilson model for non-axial states, Cluster transfer reactions in heavy ion collisions, etc.
Publications: the book Elements of Core Theory (1966); over 300 scientific papers, of which more than 100 have been published abroad, including: Theoretical substantiation of a new type of intermediate decay between alpha decay and nuclear fission , Experimental discovery of neon decay , Microscopic explanation of alpha decay, Prediction of new types of radioactivity, Experimental discovery of new types of radioactivity by gamma quantum coincidence in spontaneous neutron-free fission of 252 Cf, Prediction and experimental discovery of Helium-4 and Beryllium-10 in ternary fission cold at 252 Cf. Approximately 1800 ISI citations of published works.
Awards: Romanian Academy Award (1966) for the Microscopic Theory of Alpha Disintegration , First Prize of the Dubna Unified Institute for Nuclear Research, USSR (1987), for the discovery of neon radioactivity .
Affiliations: corresponding member of the Romanian Academy (1991). Full member of the Romanian Academy (March 12, 1992). President of the Romanian Physics Society (1992). Vice President of the Romanian Academy (1994-1998). President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Atomic Physics (1993-1998). Member of the Romanian Parliament (1998-2000). Doctor honoris causa, Joint Institute of Nuclear Physics Dubna, Russia (2003). Member of the editorial board of national physics journals: Studies and research in physics and Revue roumaine de physique . Member of the European Physical Society since 1970.
References : Encyclopedia of great personalities , Editor Ion Văduva-Poenaru, Genesis Publishing House, 2003, p. 347-350. The prediction of a new type of radioactivity (heavy cluster emission) is mentioned in the Encylopaedia Britannica, the phenomenon being assigned a PACS index.