Many methods and techniques employed in international finance claim to give the trader an edge. However, while some have achieved a degree of dominance, none are perfect. With "Physics of Finance", Kirill Illinski offers the financial community a literary insight into what could become a different method for pricing financial assets: the application of contemporary physics techniques into the world of finance. Although not purporting to have all the answers, "Physics of Finance" could prove to be a pivotal publication and take traders on a new journey in finance.
Kirill Ilinski graduated from the Physics Department of Leningrad State University. He received his PhD in mathematical physics from the Leningrad Branch of the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He spent five years as a Research Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Birmingham, where he became interested in applications of methods of theoretical physics to financial economics, and attracted the attention of both financial researchers and practitioners by introducing gauge modelling of asset prices out of equilibrium. He has written over 50 articles on financial mathematics, mathematical physics, mathematical methods in statistical physics and the theory of correlated systems. Dr Ilinski has joined the Equity Derivatives Desk at Chase Manhattan in London.