Horațiu Năstase

Physicist, Person


Who is Horațiu Năstase?

Horaţiu Năstase is a Romanian physicist and professor in the String Theory group at Instituto de Física Teórica of the Universidade Estadual Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil.

He was born in Bucharest, Romania and finished high school at Nicolae Bălcescu High School. He did his undergraduate studies in the Physics Department of the University of Bucharest, graduating in 1995. His last year there he studied at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, with a scholarship which continued into the following year. In 1996 he joined the Physics Department of the State University of New York at Stony Brook from which he received his PhD in May 2000. From 2000 to 2002 he was a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, after which he was an Assistant Research Professor at Brown University until 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he was an Assistant Professor at the Global Edge Institute of the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. Since 2010, Nastase holds a permanent position as Assistant Professor at IFT-UNESP in Brazil.

According to the BBC, Năstase may have created a black hole at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider particle accelerator in New York.

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Also known as
  • Horatiu Nastase
  • Saint Sava National College
  • University of Bucharest
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Niels Bohr Institute
  • Brown University
Lived in
  • Bucharest

on July 23, 2013


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