Summary: Financial Time Series:
A Physics Perspective
Parameswaran Gopikrishnan, Vasiliki Plerou, Luis. A. N. Amaral,
* Center for Polymer Studies1
and Department of Physics,
Boston University, Boston MA 02215, USA.
Abstract. Physicists in the last fewyears have started applying concepts and methods
of statistical physics to understand economic phenomena. The word "econophysics"
is sometimes used