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Sicily and the development of Econophysics: the pioneering work of Ettore Majorana and the Econophysics Workshop in Palermo

@article{Mantegna2014SicilyAT,
  title={Sicily and the development of Econophysics: the pioneering work of Ettore Majorana and the Econophysics Workshop in Palermo},
  author={Rosario N. Mantegna},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2014}
}
  • R. Mantegna
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Sicily has played an important role in the development of the new research area named "Econophysics". In fact some key ideas supporting this new hybrid discipline were originally formulated in a pioneering work of the Sicilian born physicist Ettore Majorana. The article he wrote was entitled "The value of statistical laws in physics and social sciences". I will discuss its origin and history that has been recently discovered in the study of Stefano Roncoroni. This recent study documents the… 

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