About me

Ryszard Kutner

Born in Łódź, Poland, 15 April 1947, married, one daughter Joanna Kutner-Pielaszek married with Roman Pielaszek, one grandson Filip and one granddaughter Paulina

Tenure Professor 

Position: Professor on the Chair of  Econo- and  Sociophysics Group in Division of  Biomedical  Physics, Faculty of  Physics, University of  Warsaw, Hoża 69, PL-00681 Warsaw, Poland


Member of  the Polish Physical Society (PPS) and European Physical Society 

Coorganiser and the Secretary of the Polish Physical Society Section of Physics in Economy and Social Sciences


Since 2004 untill now the Coorganiser of  the periodic Polish Symposiums on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences


Educational, academic and scientific experience

Master thesis at University of Warsaw (1970)

Research scientist at Faculty of  Physics, University of Warsaw (1970-1977)

PhD at Faculty of Physics University of  Warsaw (1977)

Post-Doc (on Henrich Hertz fund) in Kurt Binder and Klaus Kehr Group, Institut für Festkörperforschung, Kernfoschungsanlage (now Forschungszentrum) Jülich, Germany, (1979-1981).

Researcher in Kurt Binder and Klaus Kehr group, Institut für Festkörperforschung, Kernfoschungsanlage (now Forschungszentrum) Jülich, Germany,  (1983-85).

Habilitation at Faculty of Physics University of  Warsaw (1985)

Invited lecture in Wolfgang Dieterich group, Faculty of Physics, Konstanz University, Germany (1991).

Researcher in Kazuo Kitahara group, Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (1991)

Visiting professor: Konstanz University (1993-1995).

Invited lecture in Joel Lebowitz group, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Center for Mathematical Sciences Research, Rutgers University, US (1999)

Invited lecture in Eugene Stanley group, Center for Polimer Studies, Department of Physics, Boston University (1999).

Invited lecture in  Wolfgang Dieterich group, Faculty of Physics, University of Konstanz, Germany (2002)

Invited lecture in Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron group, Institute of Physics, Wrocław University (2010).

Several invited talks and lectures on domestic and international conferences, symposiums and schools.

Several systematic lectures for graduate and PhD students from Faculty of Physics.

Referee of several scientific international journals

Fields of research interest

General interest

Complex systems (in physics, economy including finance, social science, biomedical physics, geophysics)

Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics (theory of phase transitions, multifractality) and their applications

Stochastic dynamics, Gaussian and non-Gaussian stochastic processes and their applications

Applications of  Extreme Value Theory

Applications of Catastrophe Theory

Power-laws, universality (in physics and beyond)

Current interest

Physics in economy and finance

Physics of complex systems and pattern formation in spatio-temporal structures, dynamical system theory, pattern recognition, self-organized criticality, prediction of complex systems, time series analysis.

Prediction of crises and extreme events in complex systems (with applications to finance, economics, biology, medecine, earthquakes, rupture).

Finance and economics: predictability in financial markets, theory of bubbles and crashes and tests, large risks and tail dependence, theory of derivatives, portfolio optimization, trading strategies, insurance, macro-economics, agent-based models, market microstructure

Physics in biomedicine

Prediction of epileptic seizure and asthma attack

Scientific grants

In the last decade a head of few domestic scientific grants