« Wednesday January 09, 2013 »
Start: 7:30 pm
Credit: Cailin O'Connor
James Owen Weatherall
Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
A young scholar tells the story of the physicists and mathematicians who created the models that have become the basis of modern finance and argues that these models are the solution to—not the source of—our current economic woes.
James Owen Weatherall is a physicist, philosopher, and mathematician. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Irvine, where is presently an assistant professor of logic and philosophy of science. He has written for Slate and Scientific American.