Liviu Ornea - Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Name
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.

Education
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.

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).
  • Differential geometry at Perugia Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria 2016, 2019.
  • 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, 2017, 2018), 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, 2017, 2019), Postech (Korea, 2016), NYU (2016), Hannover (2017), Houston (2018), Texas Tech (Lubbock) (2018), IMPA (2018, 2019), Fluminense (Rio) (2018)

    Invited speaker

    Varia
  • 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, May 2017 - May 2020), 22, Okean, Cuvintul.
    2. Varietati conexe (Essays, in Romanian), Curtea Veche Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2008.
    3. Bifurcatii (Essays, in Romanian), Curtea Veche Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2014.
    4. Un matematician la teatru (Theater critique, in Romanian), Tracus arte Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2014.
    5. Viitorul anterior (Fiction, in Romanian), Nemira Publ. House, Bucuresti, 2020.
  • 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 condiţiei evreieşti (Regards sur la conditions juive), by Gilles Zenou, EST Publishing House, 2010.
    6. Teorema vie (Théorème vivant), by Cédric Villani, Humanitas Publ. House, 2014.
    7. Şi dacă timpul n-ar exista? (Et si le temps n'existait pas?), by Carlo Rovelli, Humanitas Publ. House, 2022.
  • Translations from Italian:
    1. Timpul îmbătrîneste în pripă (Il tempo invecchia in fretta), by Antonio Tabucchi, Polirom Publ. House, 2010.
    2. Iubitul nefericit (L'amante infelice), by Alberto Moravia, Polirom Publ. House, 2011.
    3. Matematica zeilor şi algoritmii oamenilor (La matematica degli dei e gli algoritmi degli uomini), by Paolo Zellini, Humanitas Publ. House, 2018.
    4. Fata cu Leica (La ragazza con la Leica), by Helena Janeczek, Art Publ. House, 2019.
    5. Povestea numarului pi (La storia di pi), by Pietro Greco, Humanitas Publ. House, 2019.
    6. Dumnezeul logicii. Viaţa genială a lui Kurt Gödel, matematicianul filosofiei (Il dio della logica. Vita geniale di Kurt Gödel, il matematico della filosofia), by Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Polirom Publ. House, 2020.
    7. Helgoland. Cum să înţelegem teoria cuantică (Helgoland), by Carlo Rovelli, Humanitas Publ. House, 2021.
    8. Forma lucrurilor (La forma delle cose), by Marco Andreatta, Humanitas Publ. House, 2021.
    9. 1 + 1 nu face (întotdeauna) 2 (1 + 1 non fa (sempre) 2), by John Barrow, Humanitas Publ. House, 2021.

  • Service
    • 2008-2012 Secretary scientific of Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
    • 2011- Member in the Senate of the University of Bucharest
    • 2012- Head of Department of Mathematics
    • 2013- Scientific Council of the Mathematics Department of "Scoala Normala Superioara - Bucuresti".

    Membership
    • Society of Mathematical Sciences of Romania
    • International Association of Theater Critiques, Romanian section.

    Editorship
    • 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.