Inaugural speech by Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
From statistical physics to social sciences: the challenges of multidisciplinarity
Inaugural speech by Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, from the yearly chair on technological innovation - Liliane Bettencourt (2020-2021).
Supported by Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.
Jean-Philippe Bouchaud was born in 1962. A former student of the École normale supérieure, he is President and Director of Research at Capital Fund Management. A specialist in the statistical physics of disordered environments, he is one of the pioneers of "econophysics", a discipline that seeks to apply the concepts and methods of physics to economic systems and financial markets. He is the author of more than three hundred and fifty scientific publications, including several books and journal articles. He received the CNRS Silver Medal in 1996 and the Quant of the Year Award in 2017 and 2018. He was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 2018.
Conditions of public access will be detailed on the Collège de France's website. The speech will be held behind closed doors and broadcast live on the Collège de France's website.