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Alexander Petersen

  • Assistant Professor
  • IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies
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  • 14

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Research Interests

quantitative sociology econophysics of market dynamics quantitative analysis of careers quantitative linguistics quantitative analysis of sports data data mining

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  • Veslava Osinska

    Veslava Osinska Nicolaus Copernicus University

  • Andrea Scharnhorst

    Andrea Scharnhorst Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences, Data Archiving and Networked Services (KNAW-DANS)

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  • Andrea Scharnhorst

    Andrea Scharnhorst Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences, Data Archiving and Networked Services (KNAW-DANS)

About

I received my Ph. D. in Physics from Boston University in May 2011 (Advisor: H. Eugene Stanley). I am currently an Asst. professor at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca in the Department of Economics and Institutional Change. My curricula and research have focused on the analysis of stochastic phenomena in the social and economic sciences using concepts and methods from statistical physics. I perform high-frequency analysis of Trades and Quotes (TAQ) financial data, and analyze measures for longevity, success, and productivity in science and professional sports. Using methods from statistical mechanics, I search for statistical regularities which can be used to better understand patterns in the growth of individual careers.

Publications

Statistical Laws Governing Fluctuations in Word Use from Word Birth to Word Death

  • Petersen A
  • Tenenbaum J
  • Havlin S
  • Stanley H
Arxiv preprint arXiv11073707 (2011)
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Statistical regularities in the rank-citation profile of scientists

  • Petersen A
  • Stanley H
  • Succi S
Scientific Reports (2011)
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Quantitative relations between risk, return and firm size

  • Podobnik B
  • Horvatic D
  • Petersen A
  • Stanley H
Europhysics Letters (2009)
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On the distribution of career longevity and the evolution of home-run prowess in professional baseball

  • Petersen A
  • Jung W
  • Eugene Stanley H
EPL (Europhysics Letters) (2008)
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On the Role of Zealotry in the Voter Model

  • Mobilia M
  • Petersen A
  • Redner S
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2007)
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies

June 2011

Education history

Boston Univeristy

Ph. D.

August 2004 - March 2011 (7 years)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah

B.Sc.

May 2001 - May 2003 (2 years)

Mathematics Dept., University of Utah

B.Sc.

May 2001 - May 2003 (2 years)