Mark Buchanan, a theoretical physicist, is the author of the forthcoming book "Forecast: What Physics, Meteorology and the Natural Sciences Can Teach Us About Economics," which will be published by Bloomsbury Press in March 2013. A former editor of Nature and now a columnist for Nature Physics, Buchanan writes about efforts to use physics concepts to understand phenomena in the social sciences and biology. He is also the author of "The Social Atom: Why the Rich Get Richer, Cheaters Get Caught and Your Neighbor Usually Looks Like You" and two other science books. He has a doctorate from the University of Virginia and a bachelor's in physics and electrical engineering from Lehigh University. He lives in Notre-Dame-de-Courson, France.
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