Background material for journalists and teachers

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IT & Communications

Joseph Xu Zhou, M. D. S. Aliyu, Erik Aurell, Sui Huang, Quasi-potential landscape in complex multi-stable systems, arXiv:1206.2311 (2012)

Erik Aurell, Krzysztof Gawȩdzki, Carlos Mejía-Monasterio, Roya Mohayaee, Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi, Refined Second Law of Thermodynamics for fast random processes J. Stat. Phys. 147(3) (2012)

Financial Risk

J. P. Bouchaud, and M. Potters, Theory of Financial Risks, (Cambridge Univ. Press) – An excellent overview of the Statistical Physics approach to financial risk, and its relation to classical approaches 

J. C. Hull, Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, (Prentice Hall) – A standard reference describing quantitative analysts’ point of view on risk, dealing in large parts with pricing of financial instruments 

 B. G. Malkiel, A Random Walk down Wall Street, (W. W. Norton & Co) – A popular text on financial risks, including some information about historic financial crazes such as the 17th century Duch Tulip-Bulb bubble  

Networks

M Newman, A. L. Barabasi, and D. Watts, The Structure and Dynamics of  Networks, (Princeton Univ. Press) – A comprehensive textbook to dealing with properties of networks

Statistical Mechanics and its uses in Complex Systems

M. Mézard, A. Montanari, Information, Physics, and Computation (Oxford Univ Press) –An excellent textbook covering many of the technical tools needed to analyse networked systems

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