UPDATE ROMANIA Luca Victor Iliesiu wants to set up an institute for advanced studies in Romania

Photos courtesy of Luca Victor Iliesiu, personal archive

At first glance, Luca Victor Iliesiu looks like a rock star or a Hollywood star, not like the young man who has won a NASA competition and awards in international contests when he was in high school, now studying Physics at Princeton, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Always smiling and self-assured, wearing bow ties and colourful shirts, he is passionate about any sport and if you do not know who you're talking to, you might say he has just stepped down the stages at a concert, came from a film premiere, or that he is a budding young artist. However, Luca's story is much different and it can be a source of inspiration for many young people like him.


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