My Life as a Quant : Reflections on Physics and Finance, Paperback

My Life as a Quant : Reflections on Physics and Finance Paperback

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In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street.

Page by page, Derman details his adventures in this field-analyzing the incompatible personas of traders and quants, and discussing the dissimilar nature of knowledge in physics and finance.

Throughout this tale, he also reflects on the appropriate way to apply the refined methods of physics to the hurly-burly world of markets.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 308 pages, , black & white illustrations, figures
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780470192733



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A memoir describing Derman's career. After postgraduate work in physics, he transitioned to finance, and spent seventeen years as a "quant" at Goldman Sachs.

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