1-3 July 2021
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Polish Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences (FENS - Fizyka w Ekonomii i Naukach Społecznych) has a traditon of gathering physicists, economist and social scientists interested in application of physical methods in economy and social sciences. The Symposium is lead by

in cooperation with:

The Symposium focuses on:

  • Structure and evolution of complex networks in socio-economic context.
  • Role of complex adaptive systems in socio-economic phenomena and processes.
  • Dynamic of conflicts and social polarisation.
  • Behavioural modelling and irrational choice, the role of random chance and information in economic and social phenomena.
  • Modelling of opinion evolution and the spread of innovation.
  • Complexity and emergence in socio-economic systems.
  • Computational methods in economy and social sciences.
  • Financial time series: equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties, linear and non-linear, fractal and multifractal, memory effects, correlations and dependencies, non-stationarity.
  • Random matrix theory.
  • Game theory.
  • Algorithmic value investing on stock market.
  • Thermodynamic formalism in economy.
  • Role of non-extensiveness on financial markets.
  • Role of extreme and superextreme events on financial markets.
  • Risk management and propagation of risk vs. share of wallet; financial engineering.
  • Models of market dynamics, especially agent-based models in micro- and macroscale.

Invited speakers

  • Stanisław Drożdż (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences and Cracow University of Technology, Poland)
  • Serge Galam (Centre for Political Research, Sciences Po, and CNRS, France)
  • Shlomo Havlin (Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
  • Janusz Hołyst (Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Adam Kleczkowski (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
  • Krzysztof Kułakowski (Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Fabrizio Lillo (Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Bologna, Italy)
  • Thomas Lux (Department of Economics, University of Kiel, Germany)
  • Rosario N. Mantegna (Palermo University, Italy)
  • Tiziana Di Matteo (King’s College London, UK)
  • Ryszard Kutner (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Didier Sornette (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wrocław Technical University, Poland)
  • Boleslaw Szymanski (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)

Organizing Commitee

  • Bartłomiej Dybiec (Jagiellonian University)
  • Przemysław Gawroński (AGH University of Science and Technology)
  • Małgorzata Krawczyk (AGH University of Science and Technology)
  • Jarosław Kwapień (The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Krzysztof Malarz (AGH University of Science and Technology)
  • Paweł Oświęcimka (The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Scientiffic commitee

  • Marcel Ausloos (University of Leicester)
  • Dariusz Grech (University of Wrocław)
  • Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Janusz Hołyst (Warsaw University of Technology)
  • Ryszard Kutner (University of Warsaw)
  • Rosario N. Mantegna (Central European University & Palermo University)
  • Tiziana Di Matteo (King’s College London)
  • Maciej Nowak (Jagiellonian University)
  • Arkadiusz Orłowski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences & Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Enrico Scalas (University of Sussex)
  • Christopher Schinckus (University of Leicester)
  • Didier Sornette (ETH Zurich)
  • Zbigniew Struzik (Tokyo University)
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wrocław Technical University)
  • Magdalena Wojcieszak (University of California)


Abstract submission: 30 April 2021

Abstract acceptance: 31 May 2021

Registration: 15 June 2021 (number of participants is limited)


There is no Conference fee

Best poster award

There will be an award (300 CHF) sponsored my Entropy journal to the best poster presentation.



Post-conference publications

Every registered patrticipant of Conference may wish to submit full paper for consideration of its publication in topical  issue of Entropy. The papers will be refereed by the standard method. In case of accpetance the 20% discount of article processing charge will be applied for registered participant of the conference.

Previous FENS Conferences

Satellite events

  • on Saturday, July, the 3rd, at 2 PM, during the closing ceremony, the results of biennale competition for the best doctoral, master's and bachelor's theses organized by the Polish Physical Society Section Physics in Economy and Social Sciences will be annouced.
  • on Saturday, July, the 3rd, at 3 PM the Open Meeting of the Polish Physical Society Section Physics in Economy and Social Sciences will take place.



The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Registration for this event is currently open.