My name is Ruben Zakine and I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the LadHyX Ecole polytechnique and at the Chair of Econophysics & Complex Systems. I am working with Michael Benzaquen and Jean-Philippe Bouchaud on questions related to quantitative finance and economics, tackled with the powerful tools of statistical physics! I have a strong interest in nonequilibrium systems at large, active matter systems, biophysical systems, and soft matter.
From 2019 to 2022, I was a postdoctoral associate at NYU, jointly appointed at the Courant Institute and at the Center for Soft Matter Research, working with Eric Vanden-Eijnden and Jasna Brujic.
I did my PhD at MSC laboratory, Paris Diderot, under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste Fournier and Frédéric van Wijland.
Prior to this, I studied high energy physics at Ecole polytechnique and quantum mechanics at Ecole Normale Supérieure. In Spring 2015, I also worked at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, under the supervision of Martin Lemoine.

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