About DHC

Dan Horia Constantinescu was born in 1940 in Sighișoara (Romania) as the only child of Liviu Constantinescu, geophysicist, and his wife Sofia (née Stoicoviciu), philologist.

After completing secondary school in Bucharest, he enrolled at the University of Bucharest (1957) and received a Master Degree in Physics (Diplomat universitar în specialitatea fizică generală) upon submitting the dissertation "The Jost-Lehmann-Dyson theorem and the proof of dispersion relations" (1962). After several years as teaching assistant at his alma mater, he started graduate studies at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (1970) and earned a Doctor Degree in Physics (Diploma di perfezionamento in fisica) upon defending the thesis "Matter and radiation in superstrong magnetic fields" (1973).

In 1974 he settled in Germany and married Ruxandra Sireteanu, biophysicist. They have two children: Laura and Sorin.

DHC worked as theoretical physicist at Heidelberg University, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, European Southern Observatory, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Selected papers