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Sornette, Didier 1957-

Overview
Works: 159 works in 322 publications in 4 languages and 5,825 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, dgs, Opponent, 958
Classifications: HB3722, 332.63222
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Most widely held works about Didier Sornette
 
Most widely held works by Didier Sornette
Why stock markets crash : critical events in complex financial systems by Didier Sornette( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly applies his varied experience in these areas to propose a simple, powerful, and general theory of how, why, and when stock markets crash. Most attempts to explain market failures seek to pinpoint triggering mechanisms that occur hours, days, or weeks before the collapse. Sornette proposes a radically different view: the underlying cause can be sought months and even years before the abrupt, catastrophic event in the build-up of cooperative speculation, which often translates into an accelerating rise of the market price, otherwise known as a "bubble." Anchoring his sophisticated, step-by-step analysis in leading-edge physical and statistical modeling techniques, he unearths remarkable insights and some predictions - among them, that the "end of the growth era" will occur around 2050. Sornette probes major historical precedents, from the decades-long "tulip mania" in the Netherlands that wilted suddenly in 1637 to the South Sea Bubble that ended with the first huge market crash in England in 1720, to the Great Crash of October 1929 and Black Monday in 1987, to cite just a few. He concludes that most explanations other than cooperative self-organization fail to account for the subtle bubbles by which the markets lay the groundwork for catastrophe. Any investor or investment professional who seeks a genuine understanding of looming financial disasters should read this book. Physicists, geologists, biologists, economists, and others will welcome "Why Stock Markets Crash" as a highly original "scientific tale," as Sornette aptly puts it
Critical phenomena in natural sciences : chaos, fractals, selforganization, and disorder : concepts and tools by Didier Sornette( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The emphasis of the book is on a clear understanding of concepts and methods, while it also provides the tools that can be of immediate use in applications. Although this book evolved out of a course for graduate students, it will be of great interest to researchers and engineers, as well as to post-docs in geophysics and meteorology."--Jacket
Extreme financial risks : from dependence to risk management by Yannick Malevergne( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portfolio analysis and optimization, together with the associated risk assessment and management, require knowledge of the likely distributions of returns at different time scales and insights into the nature and properties of dependences between the different assets. This book offers an original and thorough treatment of these two domains, focusing mainly on the concepts and tools that remain valid for large and extreme price moves. Strong emphasis is placed on the theory of copulas and their empirical testing and calibration, because they offer intrinsic and complete measures of dependences. Extreme Financial Risks will be useful to: students looking for a general and in-depth introduction to the field; financial engineers, economists, econometricians, actuarial professionals; researchers and mathematicians looking for a synoptic view comparing the pros and cons of different modelling strategies; and quantitative practitioners for the insights offered on the subtleties and the many dimensional components of both risk and dependence. In toto, the content of this book will also be useful to a broader scientific community interested in quantifying the complexity of many natural and artificial processes in which a growing emphasis is on the role and importance of extreme phenomena
Scale invariance and beyond : Les Houches Workshop, March 10-14, 1997 by Les Houches Workshop( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an excellent introduction to the concept of scale invariance, which is a growing field of research with wide applications. It describes where and how symmetry under scale transformation (and its various forms of partial breakdown) can be used to analyze solutions of a problem without the need to explicitly solve it. The first part gives descriptions of tools and concepts; the second is devoted to recent attempts to go beyond the invariance or symmetry breaking, to discuss causes and consequences, and to extract useful information about the system. Examples are carefully worked out in fields as diverse as condensed matter physics, population dynamics, earthquake physics, turbulence, cosmology and finance
Theory of Zipf's law and beyond by A. I Saichev( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zipf's law is one of the few quantitative reproducible regularities found in economics. It states that, for most countries, the size distributions of city sizes and of firms are power laws with a specific exponent: the number of cities and of firms with sizes greater than S is inversely proportional to S. Zipf's law also holds in many other scientific fields. Most explanations start with Gibrat's law of proportional growth (also known as "preferential attachment'' in the application to network growth) but need to incorporate additional constraints and ingredients introducing deviations from it. This book presents a general theoretical derivation of Zipf's law, providing a synthesis and extension of previous approaches. The general theory is presented in the language of firm dynamics for the sake of convenience but applies to many other systems. It takes into account (i) time-varying firm creation, (ii) firm's exit resulting from both a lack of sufficient capital and sudden external shocks, (iii) the coupling between firm's birth rate and the growth of the value of the population of firms. The robustness of Zipf's law is understood from the approximate validity of a general balance condition. A classification of the mechanisms responsible for deviations from Zipf's law is also offered."--Publisher's website
Market risk and financial markets modeling by Didier Sornette( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current financial crisis has revealed serious flaws in models, measures and, potentially, theories, that failed to provide forward-looking expectations for upcoming losses originated from market risks. The Proceedings of the Perm Winter School 2011 propose insights on many key issues and advances in financial markets modeling and risk measurement aiming to bridge the gap. The key addressed topics include: hierarchical and ultrametric models of financial crashes, dynamic hedging, arbitrage free modeling the term structure of interest rates, agent based modeling of order flow, asset pricing in a fractional market, hedge funds performance and many more
Risk management : gestion des risques en entreprise, banque et assurance by Laurent Pierandrei( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce manuel propose un cours de référence pour la formation au management des risques dans une perspective globale et transdisciplinaire. Après avoir posé le cadre théorique (concepts fondamentaux, origines, stratégies face au risque), il présente les outils (cartographie, évaluation, instruments d'assurance et de financement) et les liens avec l'audit et le contrôle interne. Enfin, la gestion des risques est largement déployée dans les banques et les entreprises d'assurance, avec un contexte réglementaire (Bâle 3, Solvency 2) et des méthodes spécifiques. Ce manuel permet de mettre en pratique les techniques de gestion du risque opérationnel et financier au travers de nombreux exemples et études de cas [4e de couv.]
Market Risk and Financial Markets Modeling Perm Winter School( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of black holes : a guided tour by W Beiglböck( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail
Professor Zipf goes to Wall Street by Yannick Malevergne( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heavy-tailed distribution of firm sizes first discovered by Zipf (1949) is one of the best established empirical facts in economics. We show that it has strong implications for asset pricing. Due to the concentration of the market portfolio when the distribution of the capitalization of firms is sufficiently heavy-tailed, an additional risk factor generically appears even for very large economies. Our two-factor model is as successful empirically as the three-factor Fama-French model
X-ray and neutron reflectivity : principles and applications by J Daillant( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to X-ray and neutron reflectivity techniques and illustrates them with many examples. After a pedagogical introduction on the interaction of X-rays and neutrons with matter, the interplay between the statistics of rough surfaces and interfaces and the scattering of radiation is considered in detail. Specular reflectivity and diffuse scattering are discussed next, in chapters 3 and 4 . The approximations are rigorously introduced and many experimental effects are discussed. The specific aspects of neutron reflectivity require separate treatment, given in chapter 5. Chapter 6 turns to X-ray reflectivity by rough multilayers. Eventually, chapter 7 introduces and discusses the by now well-established method of grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering to investigate nanostructures. For the second edition, the material has been completely reorganized so as to meet the demand for a modern multi-author textbook for PhD students and young researchers. All chapters have further been throughly revised, updated and, where appropriate, suitably augmented. The first edition was been published as Lect. Notes Phys. m58 in the same series
The Cambridge N-body lectures by W Beiglböck( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics. The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modelling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations. This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come
Man-made catastrophes and risk information concealment : case studies of major disasters and human fallibility by Dmitry Chernov( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses the risks of information concealment in the context of major natural or industrial disasters - offering detailed descriptions and analyses of some 25 historical cases (Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Bhopal disaster, Challenger Space Shuttle explosion, Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster, Enron's bankruptcy, Subprime mortgage crisis, Worldwide Spanish flu and SARS outbreaks, etc.) and applying these insights to selected on-going cases where such information concealment is suspected. Some successful examples of preventive anti-concealment practice are also presented. In the book, the term 'concealment' is used to represent the two distinct behaviors uncovered in the investigations: (i) facts and information about an organization and its functioning being hidden from those that need them - here the concealment can be due to various factors, such as complexity and miscommunication, to name but two - and (ii) the conscious and deliberate action of keeping important information secret or misrepresenting it. This second meaning makes up a surprisingly important part of the evidence presented. Accordingly, emphasis has been put on this second aspect and the approach is more pragmatic than academic, remaining focused on evidence-based practical and useful factors." -- Back cover
Jets from young stars III : numerical MHD and instabilities by Silvano Massaglia( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume contains the lecture notes of the Third JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars focussing on Numerical MHD and Instabilities. The introductory lectures presented here cover the basic concepts of the numerical methods for the integration of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic equations and of the applications of these methods to the treatment of the instabilities relevant for the physics of stellar jets. The first part of the book contains an introduction to the finite difference and finite volume methods for computing the solutions of hyperbolic partial differential equations and a discussion of approximate Riemann solvers for both hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic problems. The second part is devoted to the discussion of some of the main instability processes that may take place in stellar jets, namely: the Kelvin-Helmholtz, the radiative shock, the pressure driven and the thermal instabilities. Graduate students and young scientists will benefit from this book by learning how to use the fundamental tools used in computational astrophysical jet research
Theory and simulation of hard-sphere fluids and related systems by W Beiglböck( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hard spheres and related objects (hard disks and mixtures of hard systems) are paradigmatic systems: indeed, they have served as a basis for the theoretical and numerical development of a number of fields, such as general liquids and fluids, amorphous solids, liquid crystals, colloids and granular matter, to name but a few. The present volume introduces and reviews some important basics and progress in the study of such systems. Their structure, thermodynamic properties, equations of state, as well as kinetic and transport properties are considered from different and complementary points of view. This book addresses graduate students, lecturers as well as researchers in statistical mechanics, physics of liquids, physical chemistry and chemical engineering
Integrable Hamiltonian hierarchies : spectral and geometric methods by V. S Gerdjikov( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents a detailed derivation of the spectral properties of the Recursion Operators allowing one to derive all the fundamental properties of the soliton equations and to study their hierarchies
The rotation of sun and stars by J.-P Rozelot( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sun and stars rotate in different ways and at different rates of velocity, and knowledge of how they rotate is important in understanding the formation and evolution of stars and their structure. The wide variety of stars offers an equally wide variety of rotation rates and rotational evolution. From the slowly rotating stars to stars rotating close to their breakup velocities, different techniques and models have to be developed to study rotation and its effects on physical aspects of stars. In fact, one currently witnesses a complete renewal of astrophysical ideas about stellar rotation, mainly due to the development of new models including high-order effects of rotation and magnetism. This book, while not attempting to answer all questions about rotation, given that many issues still have to be further investigated, focuses on the basics and some particular aspects while aiming to show why it is important, from a physical point of view, to study stellar rotation. Based on courses given at a graduate school, these tutorial lectures will be of interest and useful to a rather broad audience of scientists and students
Applications of nonlinear dynamics : model and design of complex systems by Visarath In( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited book is aimed at interdisciplinary device-oriented applications of nonlinear science theory and methods in complex systems. In particular, applications directed to nonlinear phenomena with space and time characteristics. The examples include: complex networks of magnetic sensor systems, coupled nano-mechanical oscillators, nano-detectors, microscale devices, stochastic resonance in multi-dimensional chaotic systems, biosensors, and stochastic signal quantization. "Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics: Model and Design of Complex Systems" brings together the work of scientists and engineers that are applying ideas and methods from nonlinear dynamics to design and fabricate complex systems
Complex systems and self-organization modelling by C Bertelle( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concern of this book is the use of emergent computing and self-organization modelling within various applications of complex systems. The authors focus their attention both on the innovative concepts and implementations in order to model self-organizations, but also on the relevant applicative domains in which they can be used efficiently. This book is the outcome of a workshop meeting within ESM 2006 (Eurosis), held in Toulouse, France in October 2006
Aspects of physical biology : biological water, protein solutions, transport and replication by W Beiglböck( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application to Biology of the methodologies developed in Physics is attracting an increasing interest from the scientific community. It has led to the emergence of a new interdisciplinary field, called Physical Biology, with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the biological mechanisms at molecular and cellular levels. Statistical Mechanics in particular plays an important role in the development of this new field. For this reason, the XXth session of the famous Sitges Conference on Statistical Physics was dedicated to "Physical Biology: from Molecular Interactions to Cellular Behavior". As is by now tradition, a number of lectures were subsequently selected, expanded and updated for publication as lecture notes, so as to provide both a state-of-the-art introduction and overview to a number of subjects of broader interest and to favor the interchange and cross-fertilization of ideas between biologists and physicists. The present volume focuses on three main subtopics (biological water, protein solutions as well as transport and replication), presenting for each of the them the on-going debates on recent results. The role of water in biological processes, the mechanisms of protein folding, the phases and cooperative effects in biological solutions, the thermodynamic description of replication, transport and neural activity, all are subjects that are revised in this volume, based on new experiments and new theoretical interpretations
 
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Why stock markets crash : critical events in complex financial systems
Alternative Names
Didier Sornette Frans natuurkundige

Didier Sornette fransk fysikar

Didier Sornette fransk fysiker

Didier Sornette französischer Physiker

Didier Sornette French scientist

Sornette, D.

Sornette, D. 1957-

Sornette, D. (Didier), 1957-

Sornette, Didier

Дидье Сорнетт

디디에 소네트 (Didier Sornette)

ソネット, ディディエ

ディディエ・ソネット

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English (154)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

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Critical phenomena in natural sciences : chaos, fractals, selforganization, and disorder : concepts and toolsExtreme financial risks : from dependence to risk managementScale invariance and beyond : Les Houches Workshop, March 10-14, 1997Theory of Zipf's law and beyondApplications of nonlinear dynamics : model and design of complex systems