Gheorghe M. Stefan
Department of Electronic Devices, Circuits and Architectures (Dispozitive, Circuite si Arhitecturi Electronice - DCAE)
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & Information Technology
Politehnica University of Bucharest, ROMANIA
Skype name: gheorghe.stefan (located in Nashua, US)
Phone: +4021 402 48 14 (office), +4021 230 27 14, +4024 428 06 77, +1 603 595 1915
"If you get a letter of recommendation that counts number of publications, rather than commenting substantively on a
candidate's contributions, ignore it."
"Under the current funding regime, is it possible to obtain support for long-term basic research with little apparent prospect
of practical applications? ... Now only safe, incremental "normal science" (Thomas Kuhn) is funded and published, not paradigm shifts.
Creativity is slaughtered. ... We are clearly going in the wrong direction now in some societies where creativity is micromanaged
by gigantic bureaucracies."
Gregory Chaitin: Proving Darwin. Making Biology Mathematical, Vintage Books, New York, 2012.
"In between writing grant proposals describing what I intend to do, and writing reports about what I
there in no time left to actually do anything!"
Mario Livio: The Equation That Could't Be Solved. How mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry,
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005.
The following technical & scientific subjects haunted me in the last few decades:
Meantime, anxious about non technical matters, I wrote the following texts:
The following political problems harassed me in my short political involvment as member of
Petre Roman Government 2:
- Educational Reform: my unsuccessful fight with the conservative reforme of the Romanian society in 1990-91
My civic involvement is a sequel of my short politic adventure. Resulted some sporadic actions and opinions referring to the (too) perennial Romanian problems:
- iDemocracy project (paper,
power point) is going now toward
iConsensus project (the first document, prepared with
Mihai Spariosu, is comming soon. Meantime see this:
- How to make the most appropriate distinction between instruction, training and education
in the Romanian educational policy. See an uneducated opinion in:
"Invatamantul la orizontul 2020" published in Romania 2020, Ed. Compres, 1998.
- Do we expect the professional ethos to trigger improvement in our society?
A preliminary answer in the short inaugural statement drafted as board member of IPID
(Institutul de Proiecte pentru Inovatie si Dezvoltare): "Dezvoltare Integrativa & Ethos Profesional"
- In order to increase the chance of the young inventors to promote their ideas I co-initiated and I'm supporting
I-CUBE as member in the advisory board.