Liviu Ornea - Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Liviu Ornea

Personal data
Born in Bucharest, Romania, July, 14-th, 1960. Married with Liana since 1984. Two children: Irina, born in 1987; Matei, born in 1989.

1980-1984 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics.
1984-1985 Specialization in Algebra-Geometry (Master degree equivalent) at the same University.

1992 Doctor in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest with the thesis Geometrical structures on complex manifolds. Locally conformal Kähler structures.

Summer schools
"Structure of compact Lie groups", Constanta, June 1989, organized by the Mathematical Institute of the Romanian Academy.
"Convex geometry", Bucharest, July 1997, organized by the Dortmund University.

Present position
Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bucharest (since 2004), with half-position as Senior Researcher I at the Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of the Romanian Academy (since 2007).

Teaching activity
  • Courses and tutorials of: Linear algebra and geometry (I-st year), Differential geometry of curves and surfaces (II-nd year), Manifolds and Riemannian geometry (III-rd year), Variational calculus (IV-th year), Complements of Riemannian Geometry (IV-th year), Foundations of geometry (IV-th year), Algebraic and differential topology (master), Complex geometry (master).
  • For current teaching see the page Teaching - Didacticã

  • Previous positions

    Fields of interest
    Differential geometry of Hermitian manifolds, quaternionic structures, contact (Sasakian) structures.

    Mathematical Publications
  • 70 research papers.
  • The item Hopf manifolds in the Kluwer Encyclopedia of Mathematics.
  • The monograph Locally conformal Kähler geometry, Progress in Mathematics 155, Birkhäuser 1998 (with Sorin Dragomir). Awarded with the "Ghe. Titeica" prize of the Romanian Academy in 1998.
  • The problem book Differentiable curves and surfaces (in Romanian), Univ. of Bucharest Publ. House 1995.
  • The textbooks An introduction to geometry (in Romanian, with A. Turtoi), Theta Foundation Publ. House, 2000; 2nd ed. 2011; An introduction to differential geometry (in Romanian), Theta Foundation Publ. House, 2015.
    For a rather complete list and downloads, please see the page Publications

  • Research in foreign universities and institutes

    Lectures given in foreign universities and institutes
    Rome - La Sapienza (1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012), Bruxelles - U.L.B. (1993, 1997, 2002, 2015, 2016, 2017), Leuven (1993, 2002), Lecce (1994), Potenza (1994, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2006), Palermo (1994), Debrecen (1996), Cagliari (1997, 1999, 2000, 2011), Mulhouse, Nice, Angers, Bonn (1998), Paris 7 (1998, 2003), Ochanomizu (Tokio) (1999), ICTP Trieste (1999), ESI Vienna (1999, 2003), Tokyo Metropolitan (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009), EPFL (2001), Brest (2003), New Mexico - Albuquerque (2003, 2004, 2005, 2016), California - Riverside (2003, 2004), Ecole Polytechnique - Paris (2003, 2004), Nancy (2003, 2004), Minnesota - Minneapolis (2005), Miami (2005), Pescara (2006, 2008), Glasgow (2007), Edinburgh (2007), Waterloo (2007), Universite de Quebec a Montreal (2007), Steklov Inst. (2007, 2009), Firenze (2008), Parma (2008), Lille (2008), Tokyo Inst. of Technology (2010), Osaka (2010), MPIM Bonn (2012), Hamburg (2012), Marburg (2012), Koeln (2012), HSE Moscow (2013, 2014, 2015), Postech (Korea, 2016), NYU (2016).

    Invited speaker

  • Prize "Gheorghe Titeica" of the Romanian Academy in 1998 for the book Locally conformal Kähler geometry.
  • Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik.
  • Non-mathematical publications:
    1. Theater reviews and various articles in Scena, Teatrul Azi, Dilema, Dilema veche, Observator cultural (weekly column Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2015),, 22, Okean, Cuvintul.
    2. Translations from French:
      1. Mitul arian (Le mythe arien), by Leon Polyakov, EST Publishing House 2003
      2. Breviarul urii (Le bréviaire de la haine), by Leon Polyakov, EST Publishing House, 2004.
      3. Ura de sine (La haine de soi), J.-C. Attias and E. Benbassa eds., EST Publishing House, 2005
      4. Tata. Inventar (Mon père. Inventaire), by Jean-Claude Grumberg, EST Publishing House, 2010.
      5. Priviri asupra conditiei evreiesti (Regards sur la conditions juive), by Gilles Zenou, EST Publishing House, 2010.
      6. Teorema vie (Théorème vivant), by Cédric Villani, Humanitas Publ. House, 2014.
    3. Translations from Italian:
      1. Timpul imbatrineste in pripa (Il tempo invecchia in fretta), by Antonio Tabucchi, Polirom Publishing House, 2010.
      2. Iubitul nefericit (L'amante infelice), by Alberto Moravia, Polirom Publishing House, 2011.
    4. Varietati conexe (Essays, in Romanian), Curtea Veche Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2008.
    5. Bifurcatii (Essays, in Romanian), Curtea Veche Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2014.
    6. Un matematician la teatru (Theater critique, in Romanian), Tracus arte Publ. House, Bucuresti 2014.

    • 2008-2012 Secretary scientific of Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
    • 2012- Head of Department of Mathematics
    • 2013- Scientific Council of the Mathematics Department of "Scoala Normala Superioara - Bucuresti".

    • Society of Mathematical Sciences of Romania
    • Ad Astra (association of Romanian researchers,
    • International Association of Theater Critiques, Romanian section.

    • Bulletin Mathématique de la Société des Sciences Mathématiques de Roumanie.
    • Romanian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Rev. Roum. de Math. Pures et Appl.)
    • Mathematical Reports
    • Annals of the University of Bucharest (Mathematics series).

    Spoken languages
  • Romanian, French, English, Italian.