I am currently interested in studying obstructions to paths and loops of symplectic embeddings in 4 dimensions
using embedded contact homology and other symplectic field theory techniques. My advisor is Michael Hutchings.
Before coming to Berkeley, I did research in complex dynamics and billiards.
During Spring 2018 I am not teaching any class. During Summer 2018, I will teach the 10-12PM Lecture of Math 185.
I am a mentor in the Directed Reading Program where I am currently helping an undergrad understand the marvels of manifolds via John Lee.
Once in a while I teach for the Berkeley Math Circle.
Here is a list of courses I taught in the past at UC Berkeley.
I am originally from Romania and my name is pronounced approximately like Google Translate tries to emulate here.
I got my Bachelor's in Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen. Mathematics and I go a long way back. My first exposure to the subject was through mathematics competitions. I was a "mathlete" starting when I was 8 and until I was 20. I still really enjoy solving that kind of problems.
When I don't do math, I mostly do sports and read. I enjoy playing tennis in particular and I have been keeping at it since I was 12. My favourite fiction author is Haruki Murakami. When I read non-fiction I mostly read about philosophy and behavioral science. Here is a list of books I read lately.
853 Evans Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Office hours: by appointment (unless you know how to track me down)
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