Professor Didier Sornette


Career: Professor Didier Sornette has been on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at ETH Zurich since 2006. He is also a professor of the Swiss Finance Institute, and a professor associated with both the department of Physics and the department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. He is well known for his research in financial market instabilities and extreme risks and is widely published in international journals and books. He was previously jointly a Professor of Geophysics at UCLA, Los Angeles and a Research Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research working on the theory and prediction of complex systems.

Education & qualifications: Didier graduated from ENS Ulm, Paris, in Physical Sciences. He received his PhD and Habilitation from University of Nice in Physical Sciences. His Post-Doc was at Collège de France in the Condensed Matter Laboratory of Prof. P.G. de Gennes (Nobel prize in Physics, 1991).

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