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A Physicist in the City: Stranger in a Strange Land

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18:30 – 19:30 25 Mar 2010
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Daresbury Laboratory
WA4 4AD

Speakers: Dr Jessica James, City Group, City Bank, London

In the last twenty years, it has become commonplace for physicists to leave their careers - at any point from graduate to post-doc - to go into the City. Some are famous for doing it. Most are not. It turns out that the combination of mathematics and computing, modelling and data handling that becomes second nature to a physicist is a valuable skillset in the financial markets.
Many of the mathematical methods used in the physical sciences are applicable to the financial markets, and the association goes back further than folk realise. Newton was master of the Mint. Einstein's equations for Brownian motion were independently discovered 4 years earlier to explain the behaviour of the stock market. This talk will explore the many connections, give some examples of financial analysis, and a quick tour of life on the trading floor.
Talk starts at 18.30 with coffee served from 18.00, before the talk starts.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Manchester and District Branch and Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Christie Theodorakou
christie.theodorakou@physics.cr.man.ac.uk

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