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The great econophysics debate (source: "Econophysicists Matter", Editorial, Nature 441(7094) (2006): 667)

(14 June 2005)

Economics and physics are two disciplines that, contrary to widespread perceptions, have significant common agendas. Shame, then, that the professionals don't do more to recognize the fact. After hearing a talk on the application of physics to the social sciences, a physicist in a notoriously traditional department was heard to mutter that it was all very well but it wasn't 'real physics'. It was an article of faith to him that many-body theories in physics could not be applied to animate objects. Now that it seems clear that bacteria, locusts and even road traffic undergo types of dynamic phase transition, this objection is hard to sustain. ...
Collective Evaluation Project An application of the "new information theory"

Yi-Cheng Zhang (14 June 2005)

As if it were yesterday, Econophysics Forum web site actually is seven years old. Around the summer of 1998 a handful of my colleagues who later to be labelled as ’econophysicists’ were wondering how to tap the then new WWW phenomenon to foster the fledging community. The dream was to have a kind of ‘virtual institute’, enabling scientists working on the margins of the traditional disciplines and institutions to mingle and work together. Seven years is a long period, especially in the Information Age. The original vision didn’t bear out completely, but it was an interesting experiment leveraging then primitive web technologies and to have gathered a consistent crowd among the physicists and other scholars in the interdisciplinary domain. ...


Job openings

One Professor Position and One Associate Professor Position

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Research Associate - Financial Risk and Networks [URL]

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We are looking to recruit a Research Associate to work at the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School; a multidisciplinary research centre of excellence for the study of the management of economic and societal risks. Based in central Cambridge the Centre's focus is in the analysis, assessment, and mitigation of global risk by political, business and individual decision makers....
Post-doctoral fellowships in quantitative finance [URL]

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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,  for research in areas related to:  market micro-structure and order-book dynamics,  machine learning in finance,  cluster analysis, ...
Junior (Assistant) Professorship (W1) for Systemic Risks [URL]

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The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Institute of Computer Science of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt invite applications for the following position, which we aim to fill at the earliest possible date:...
PhD Scholarships at IMT Lucca (Italy) [URL]

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Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in the Economics, Management Science and Complex Networks curricula for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ( ...


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