V. Gontis: Going to the roots of econophysics

On 9th of November I have finally left for Boston University. There, at the Center of Polymer Studies, I will spend almost a year working with the most prominent econophysicists (such as H. E. Stanley, who is one of most well cited contemporary physicists). This opportunity to visit Boston University was provided by the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation. H. E. Stanley is one of the founding fathers of "econophysics". 20 years ago he coined this term to describe a new branch of statistical physics, which was primarily interested in financial markets. Contemporary econophysics is rapidly developing field, which now takes up a lot of interest in other socio-economic systems as well as in social behavior observed in biological systems.

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