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           AdrianTanasa           Adrian Tanasa
Labri, bat. A30
Université Bordeaux
351, cours de la Libération,
33405 Talence
France

Office: 303
Phone: +33 5 40 00 22 50
Fax:     +33 5 40 00 66 69
E-mail: adrian.tanasa at labri.fr

Distinction

Junior member of "Institut Universitaire de France" (IUF), 2015-2020.

CV express

I am a Professor at Bordeaux University since Sepetmber 2015. Between 2010 and 2015 I was an Associate Professor at Paris North University.

I have passed my Habilitation, "Combinatorics in Quantum Field Theory and Random Tensor Models" in November 2012. The referees were: Pierre Bieliavsky (univ. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique), Frédéric Héléin (Univ. Paris 7), Matilde Marcolli (Caltech) and Jean-Yves Thibon (Univ. Marne-la-Valée). The President of the jury was Gilles Schaeffer (Ecole Polytechnique). The other jury members were : Frédérique Bassino, Olivier Bodini, Gérard Duchamp (Univ. Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité), Christian Krattenthaler (Univ. Vienne, Autriche) and Vincent Rivasseau (Univ. Paris 11).

I began my studies at the University of Bucharest (1997-2000) and then attended École Normale Supérieure Lyon (2000-2002). My PhD (2002-2005), in co-direction at the University of Haute Alsace and the University of Strasbourg, examined the rôle played by algebraic structures (Lie algebras and some graduated generalizations) in quantum mechanics (the Weyl algebra) and in field theory. After spending one more year at the University of Haute Alsace, I was granted a CNRS post-doc (2007-2008) at Orsay, in Vincent Rivasseau's fantastic group. During my time there, I began working intensively on different topics related to renormalizability in commutative and non-commutative quantum field theories. The following year (2007-2008) I took on a position as a CNRS-associated researcher in Orsay and then continued as a visiting scientist at the Institut Max Planck of Bonn and at IHES. Between 2008 and 2010, I was a post-doc at École Polytechnique.

Création journal international - "Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré D: Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions"

After my recruitment in Paris 13, I had the idea of ​​creating an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the growing interface between Combinatorics and Physics. The contract represents the birth of this new journal, "Annals of the Institut Henri Poincaré D, Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions" was signed in July 2013 by Cédric Villani, director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) and Thomas Hintermann, Director of the Publishing House of the Europeean Mathematical Society" (EMS). This journal thus became the 4th annals of IHP and, at the same time, the 17th journal published by the EMS Publishing House

I am currently the Managing Editor of this journal and, at the same time, one of the founding editors.

Research interests

I am currently working on Combinatorial Physics, or more precisesly, on the investigation of the rôle played by different combinatorial structures (topological graph polynomials, combinatorial Hopf algebras, maps and their generalizations, matroids etc.) in various quantum field theoretical models (including random tensor models, generalization of random matrix models).

Teaching

I am currently teaching at Bordeaux Univ. and at ENS Paris (Theoretical Physics Masters).

Publications

All of my articles are available on arXiv.

Grants as Principal Investigator

2015-2020: IUF grant “Combinatorial Physics”

2014-2018: ANR grant “Combinatorial Physics, from Matrix to Random Tensor Models”

2013: CNRS PEPS grant “3D Maps”

2013: BQR Univ. Paris 13 grant “Algebraic Combinatorics”

2011-2012 CNRS PEPS grant “Combinatorics of topological graphs”

Organization of seminars, conferences and workshops

2017 Co-organiser of the “Theoretical Phyiscs Meeting”, Bordeaux, France (about 30 participants)

2015 Co-organiser of the “Constructive Field Theory, from Condensed Matter to Quantum Gravity” workshop, Inst. H. Poincaré Paris, France (about 30 participants)

2015 Co-organiser of the “Quantum Gravity in Paris” workshop (about 30 participants)

2014 Co-organiser of the "Combinatorics, Geometry and Physics” research programme, E. Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, Austria  (about 60 participants)

2013 Organiser of the “Combinatorial Maps” workshop, Villetaneuse, France (about 20 participants)

2013 Co-organiser of the “Tress & Graphs” workshop, Villetaneuse, France (about 20 participants)

2012 Co-organiser of the 68th edition of the “Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire”, Ottrot, France (about 30 participants)

2011 Co-organiser of the “Renormalizability in quantum gravity models” workshop, Inst. H. Poincaré Paris, France (about 20 participants)

Between 2008 and 2010, I organized the recurring mathematical physics seminar of Ecole Polytechnique. In 2008, I was co-organizer (at Ecole Polytechnique) of the joint mathematical physics seminar of Ecole Polytechnique and Orsay.

Masters internships advising (since 2015)

2017 Romain Pascalie (Ecole Normale Supérieure) , 4 months, Co-supervision with Thomas Krajewski (Aix-Marseille Univ.)

2017 Theo Karaboghossian (Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay), 4 months, Co-supervision with Jean-Christophe Aval (Univ. Bordeaux)

2017 Julien Connaulte (Engineering School Bordeaux) , 5 months, Co-supervision with Géraud Sénizergues (Univ. Bordeaux)

2016 Nicolas Dub (Aix-Marseille Univ., France) – 4 months, Co-supervision with Thomas Krajewski (Aix-Marseille Univ., Marseille)

2016 Long Vu (Ecole Polytechnique) – 6 months, Co-supervision with Thomas Krajewski (Aix-Marseille Univ., Marseille), French Academy of Science Internship Prize

2015 Donald Youmans (ENS Paris, France) – 2 months, Co-supervision with Razvan Gurau (CNRS Ecole Polytechnique)

PhD advising

2017 – 2020 Romain Pascalie (Theoretical Physics Masters, ENS Lyon, France), Co-supervision with Raimar Wulkenhaar (Univ. Münster, Germany)

2017 – 2020 Théo Karaboghossian (Computer Science Masters, Paris, France), Co-supervision with Jean-Christophe Aval (CNRS Bordeaux),

2012 – 2015 Stéphane Dartois (1 co-signed paper), Co-supervision with Vincent Rivasseau (Univ. Paris 11, Paris-Saclay, Orsay),

2011 – 2014 Nguyen Nghia Hoang (4 co-signed papers), Co-supervision with Gérard Duchamp (Univ. Paris 13, Villetaneuse)

Post-doc advising

2017 Luca Lionni (PhD at Univ. Paris 11, Paris-Saclay and Univ. Paris 13) - 2 months

2016 – 2017 Vincent Lahoche (PhD at Univ. Paris 11, Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France & Max. Planck. Institute for Gravitational Physics, Postdam, Germany) – 1 year

2015 – 2016 Sylvain Carrozza (PhD at Univ. Paris 11, Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France & Max. Planck. Institute for Gravitational Physics, Postdam, Germany) – 1 year (2 co-signed papers)

2013 – 2014 Matti Raasakka (PhD at Max. Planck. Institute for Gravitational Physics, Postdam, Germany) – 2 years (2 co-signed papers)

Invited talks (selection)

- 2015: «Virginia analysis lectures», part of “Focus year on analysis” program, Univ. Virginia (USA)

- 2015: Journées Combinatoire de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France)

- 2014: Rencontre "Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics", Warwick (UK)

- 2014: Rencontre "Combinatorics and Arithmetics for Physics", IHES Bures-sur-Yvette (France)

- 2014: Rencontre "Quantum Gravity in Paris", Orsay and IHES (France)

- 2013: Journée lancement Pôle Math-STIC de l'univ. Paris 13, Villetaneuse (France)

- 2012: Workshop “Mathematical Aspects of hadron Physics”, Trento (Italy)

- 2011: "Dyson-Schwinger Equations and Faà di Bruno Hopf Algebras in Physics and Combinatorics" (part of GdR ``Renormalisation : aspects algébriques, analytiques et géeométriques''), Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Strasbourg, France

- 2010: ``Renormalisation, Géométrie et Combinatoire'' (part of GdR ``Renormalisation : aspects algébriques, analytiques et géeométriques''), Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, France

Journal referee

"Commun. Math. Phys.", "European Journal of Combinatorics", "Annales Henri Poincaré", "Journal of High Energy Physics", "Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical", "Journal of Mathematical Physics", "Classical and Quantum Gravity", "Central European Journal of Physics", "Romanian Reports in Physics", "Proceeding of the 4th European Non Commutative Geometry Network".

Founding agencies expert

Agence Nationale pour la Recherche, France; Austrian Science Fund, Austria and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands (2011).

Institutional responsabilities

2016 - present Head of Masters Program, Univ. Bordeaux, France

2016 - present Member of the Doctoral School Committee, Univ. Bordeaux, France

2016 Member of 2 recruitment committees, Univ. Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France

2013 - 2015 Elected member of the Laboratory Committee, Univ. Paris 13, France

2013 - 2015 Member of the International Relations Lab Committee, Univ. Paris 13, France

2009 - 2010 Elected member of the Laboratory Committee, Ecole Polytechnique, France

2008 - 2010 Organiser of the Mathematical Physics Seminar, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Hobbies

My main hobby is football, in general, and FCSB and Steaua Bucharest in particular. Another important hobby is travelling.