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I'm born near the border of Danube. Vieru(my birthplace)
is a small village in which Birlan is the family name for
the half of population. My childhood is intimately linked
with the hot sunny days of the romanian plane and the cold
winter marked by the wind coming from East named "crivat".
The High-School "Ion Maiorescu" (now a National College) from Giurgiu forged my interest
for physics and mathematics. My teacher in physics was my
model and mentor. Alexandru Mircescu is retired now and we've
I was definitely captivated by physics, and I discovered
the fascinating world of the philosophy of science (epistemology)
during the university. All my memories are related to great
personalities, professors and assistants with skills and passion
for physics, sometimes too modests and timids with the students.
The Faculty of Physics from Magurele was a great place to
be formed as scientist. Many times considered to be "to
classic", or "scholastic", I appreciate very
much the rigors and passion of professors and assistants.
Then, several employments and employers; for several years
the "go/come back" between Bucharest and Paris, the
pleasure to say "hello, I'm back" each time when
you cross friends an relatives even anonymous persons who
know nothing about you...
This is the hit number:
Paris - Meudon,
5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France phone:
0033 - 145077701
Mirel.Birlan @ obspm.fr