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Sorin Solomon holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is a professor at the Racah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was previously a Bantrell Research Fellow at Caltech and held a Career Development Chair at the Weizmann Institute. He heads the Lagrange Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Excellence in Complexity in Turin, Italy, and initiated the European Conferences on Complex Systems series, and the “European PhD Complexity Schools.” Author of more than 200 publications in a variety of journals, including a book on ‘Microscopic Simulation of Financial Markets From Investor Behavior To Market Phenomena.’ He is presently studying the generic emergence and growth of complex systemic processes in a wide range of social, cognitive and natural systems involving many simple individual components, as a result of various autocatalytic processes (positive feedback loops).

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Minsky Financial Instability, Interscale Feedback, Percolation and Marshall-Walras Disequilibrium

Paper Grantee paper | | Mar 2014

We study analytically and numerically Minsky instability as a combination of top-down, bottom-up and peer-to-peer positive feedback loops.

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Financial Fragility in a Network of Trade Credit

Video | Aug 16, 2011

The physicist Sorin Solomon begins to feel dizzy when the economist Leanne Ussher talks econ lingo. Yet he listens, because the two of them have found a productive area of collaboration: some economic phenomena, they find, can be explained without recourse to the quirks that feed into human decision making.