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„Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi - UAIC

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„Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi (Iasi UAIC)
Address „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi

Faculty of Physics
Carol I Boulevard, No.11
Iasi, 700506
ROMANIA
Phone +(4023) 220.10.50
Fax +(4023) 220.11.50
e-Mail Daniel Radu
Catalin Agheorghiesei
Petronel Postolache
Research & Teaching

„Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi (UAIC-Iasi) is a Romanian state-owned higher education institution based in Iasi, Romania. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Romania. The „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi, as a modern educational institution was founded on October 26, 1860, by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The University is the symbolic continuator of the old Vasilian Academy, founded by Vasile Lupu, in 1640, followed, in 1707, by the Royal Academy, founded by Antioh Cantemir.

Located in one of the historical districts of the city, Copou, and comprising 16 faculties and numerous research centers, the University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ is a higher education institution with tradition and at the same time a modern University which, through the educational and scientifical achievements, it has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. In 2011, the University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ of Iasi was classified by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport and the Association of European Universities in the first category, that of the universities of advanced research and education. UAIC is a leading Romanian university with teaching and research excellence ranked among the Romania´s top universities. Many outstanding scholars have been a part of the UAIC community, including: Grigore Cobalcescu, Petru Poni, Alexandru Philippide, Alexandru D. Xenopol, Matei Cantacuzino, Ion Simionescu, Dragomir Hurmuzescu, Alexandru Miller, Octav Mayer, Gheorghe Bratianu, Grigore T. Popa, Marin Sorescu, Stefan Procopiu, Gheorghe Platon, Serban Titeica, Alexandru Zub, Viorel Barbu and others. With more than 24,000 students and more than 700 teachers, the university enjoys an important prestige at national and international level, having collaborations with more than 500 universities abroad.

A scientific school in theoretical physics was created by Teofil T. Vescan, who did foundational work in the field of relativistic physics: the formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics in the penta-dimensional Klein-Kaluza scheme, the study of the relativistic problem of two bodies of variable mass, the elaboration of a new method of obtaining the Schwarzschild metric using infinitesimal transformations, the formulation of the Pinch effect in relativistic terms and others.


In the 85th CB meeting on Friday, 21 October 2016 during the ATLAS Week at CERN, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University of Iasi (Iasi UAIC) has been included in the Bucharest Cluster, and thus it became an ATLAS Institute.


Since 2016 UAIC researchers were involved in the design and optimization of some tools used in the Data Quality web display, implementing the reference-replacement functionality in jsROOT package. They also provided the maintainance for comparison of the output of the online monitoring release (P1MON) with the offline Tier-0 reconstruction release (AtlasProduction) and worked out on follow and checks about implement migration of these comparisons into ART (ATLAS Release Tester).


Outreach

  • JASSY Summer School (including HEP lessons for beginners  — every year)
  • IPPOG IMC at „National“ College in Iasi (in 2013 and 2017)
  • Open lessons in theoretical physics addressed to high school students from Iasi  — organized by Department of Theoretical Physics from Faculty of Physics
  • Lectures in HEP for high school teachers of physics
  • Open Days @ UAIC
  • Web@30 in Iasi
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