Radu Bălescu

Scientist, Author

1932 – 2006

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Who was Radu Bălescu?

Radu Bălescu was a Romanian and Belgian scientist and professor at the Statistical and Plasma Physics group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

He studied at the Titu Maiorescu high school, in Bucharest and the Athénée Royal d'Ixelles. At the ULB he studied chemistry and obtained a PhD in 1958. He started his academic career in 1957 at the ULB as an assistant at the Service de Physique Théorique et Mathématique. He became a professor at the ULB in 1964. He worked on the statistical physics of charged particles and on the theory of transport of magnetically confined plasmas. In 1970 he was awarded the Francqui Prize on Exact Sciences. In 2000 he received the Hannes Alfvén Prize.

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Born
Jul 18, 1932
Bucharest
Also known as
  • Radu Balescu
Nationality
  • Belgium
  • Romania
Profession
Education
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
Lived in
  • Bucharest
Died
Jun 1, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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