Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

Chairman and Head of Research, Capital Fund Management; Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure; Member of the French Academy of Sciences

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he also obtained his PhD in physics. He was then appointed by the CNRS until 1992. After a year spent in the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge), he joined the Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CEA-Saclay), where he worked on the dynamics of glassy systems and on granular media. He became interested in economics and theoretical finance in 1991.  He founded the company Science & Finance in 1994 that merged with Capital Fund Management (CFM) in 2000. He was awarded the IBM young scientist prize in 1990 and the C.N.R.S. Silver Medal in 1996. He has published over 300 scientific papers and several books in physics and in finance, including Trades, Quotes & Prices (2018) and, with Marc Potters, A First Course in Random Matrix Theory (2020), both published by Cambridge University Press.   

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