French Professor Didier Sornette currently teaches entrepreneurial risk at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and is also teaching at the Swiss Financial Institute. He also heads up a Financial Crisis Observatory. Sornette, who is a graduate from the University of Nice, is an expert in fields such as finance, physics, geophysics, economics and complex systems.
Sornette is the author of a book called 'Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems.' He is best known for his crisis prediction theories and for his belief that there are clear warning signs that suggest coming market crashes.
Sornette won the 2000 Research McDonnell award, the Science et Défence French National Award and the 2002 Risques-Les Echos prize for his work with predicting crises.