Gheorghe Savoiu

Gheorghe Savoiu rIn hmolscience, Gheorghe Savoiu (1957-), or Gheorghe Săvoiu, is a Romanian economist, chief of the Romanian school of physical socioeconomics, noted for his circa 2005-present work, together with Romanian physicist Ion Siman, in the development of the fields of econophysics of sociophysics.

Romanian econophysicists

Noted Romanian econophysicists, according to Savoiu and Siman, include: Sorin Solomon, Adrian Dragulescu, Radu Chisleag, Mircea Bulinski, Mircea Gligor, and Margareta Ignat. [6]

Overview
In their 2008 article “Some Relevant Econophysics’ Moments of History, Definitions, Methods, Models and New Trends”, Savoiu and Siman trace history of econophysics to French engineer and economist Nicolas-Francois Canard’s 1801 view that supply and demand are ontologically like contradicting physical forces. [4]

Savoiu’s 2008 article “The Scientific Way of Thinking in Statistics, Statistical Physics and Quantum Mechanics”, which cites English chemical physicist Philip Ball’s 2004 Critical Mass, among others, is abstracted as follows: [1]

“This paper focuses on the way of thinking in both classical and modern physics and statistics, statistical mechanics or statistical physics and quantum mechanics. These different statistical ways of thinking and their specific methods have generated new fields for new activities and new scientific disciplines, like econophysics (between economics and physics), sociophysics (between sociology and physics), mediaphysics (between all media and communication sciences), etc. After describing some recent definitions of statistical thinking, implications of statistical education for developing econophysics, sociophysics, mediaphysics, etc., from statistical and quantum mechanics are discussed. Several opinions are given as a direct liaison between the classical and modern statistical sciences and thoughts of a scientific research in general. The main conclusion is that statistics developing habits of mind for statistical physics in econophysics, for the quantum mechanics in quantum physics, for the sociology in sociophysics will be essential for the future of all.”

Sociophysics (2012)
Savoiu and Siman's 2012 chapter 10.5 "Why Sociophysics is Necessary in a Modern University", a two cultures department subject, in which in which the call for the inception of “sociophysics” in a multidisciplinarity teaching approach in universities, centered on core concepts such as the teaching of entropy in sociology, and teaching the history of the subject, which they date back to Italian physicst Ettore Majorana and his 1936 human quantum mechanics theories. [3]

The article discusses American engineer Willard Gibbs’ 1902 statistical mechanics, American economist Irving Fisher, Italian physicist Ettore Majorana, and theories such as the Brownian motion of market behavior (see also: Meng-Hua Ye).

Econo-engineering
See main: Human molecular engineering
Savoiu and Siman, in 2008, comment interestingly on the newly emerging field of what they refer to as econo-engineering: [4]

“After 2000, econophysics has matured enough to allow generalized applications, their field being called sometimes econo-engineering.”

This seems similar, in a subdivision sense, i.e. in the sense of Dutch-born American mathematician, theoretical physicist, economist Tjalling Koopmans 1947 definition of an economic agent as a human molecule.
EDEN banner
Banner to the 2008-launched "Exploratory Domains of Econophysics News" (EDEN) workshops, hosted at the University of Pitesti, under the direction of Savoiu and Siman. [5]

EDEN workshops
In 2008, Savoiu and Siman launched the “Exploratory Domains of Econophysics News” workshops, or EDEN, hosted at the University of Pitesti, Romania, which seems to have been hosted annually since. [5]

In 2013, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, is scheduled in the June EDEN V workshop to be an invited "key speaker", with the lecture title: “Econoengineering and Economic Behavior: Particle, Atom, Molecule, or Agent Models?”, a critique of the various chemical and physical based historical economic-themed models of "behavior". [5]

ESMS journal
In 2011, Savoiu and Siman launched University of Pitesti’s new academic publication Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal, acronym ESMSJ, which has produced articles on multidisciplinary topics such as “quantum economics”, which gives way to the need for a “new” umbrella two cultures like namesake that captures this newly-forming modern science. [2]
Econophysics, Sociophysics, and other Multidisciplinary Sciences JournalEDEN 2008
Left: the University of Pitesti’s new 2011-launched Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal, acronym ESMSJ, headed by Savoiu and physicist and sociophysicist Ion Iorga-Siman, containing articles on multidisciplinary topics such as “quantum economics”, which gives way to the need for a “new” umbrella two cultures like namesake that captures this newly-forming modern science. [2] Right: Photo form the first international workshop EDEN - Exploratory Domains of Econophysics News - Pitesti, 2008 (see: EDEN/UPESW 2013), showing front to back: Ion Siman, Mircea Gligor, among others. [5]

Recent
In 2012, Savoiu and Siman published their joint chapter “Sociophysics: A New Science or a New Domain for Physicists in a Modern University”, in which the call for the inception of “sociophysics” in a multidisciplinarity teaching approach in universities, centered on core concepts such as the teaching of entropy in sociology, and teaching the history of the subject, which they date back to Italian physicst Ettore Majorana and his 1936 human quantum mechanics theories. [3]

Education
Savoiu currently is an economics professor at the University of Pitesti, Romania.

References
1. Savoiu, Gheorghe. (2008). “The Scientific Way of Thinking in Statistics, Statistical Physics and Quantum Mechanics” (pdf) (abs), Romanian Statistical Review, 13(11):13-23.
2. Home - Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal, University of Pitesti, Romania.
3. Savoiu, Gheorghe. (2012). Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics (§10: Sociophysics: A New Science or a New Domain for Physicists in a Modern University, pgs. 149-65). Academic Press.
4. Savoiu, Gheorghe and Iorga-Siman, Ion. (2008). “Some Relevant Econophysics’ Moments of History, Definitions, Methods, Models and New Trends” (pdf), Romanian Economic and Business Review 3 (3), 29-41.
5. (a) EDEN – Project description.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2013). “Econoengineering and Economic Behavior: Particle, Atom, Molecule, or Agent Models?” (abs) (main), Keyspeaker at EDEN V workshop: Exploratory Domains of Econophysics News, University of Pitesti, Romania, Jun 29-30.
5. Zanocea, Cosette. (2012). “Professor at the ‘Roman-Voda’ Researcher in Belgium, PhD physical economics” (RomanianEnglish) , Ziarul de Roman, Aug 27.
6. Savoiu, Gheorghe. (2012). Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics (Romanian econophysicists, pg. 13). Academic Press.

Further reading
● Savoiu, Gheorghe and Iorga-Siman, Ion. (2011). Multi-disciplinarity and Academic education (Multidisciplinaritatea şi educaţia academică. Dialoguri argumentate), Editura Universitară Bucureşti.
● Savoiu, Gheorghe and Iorga-Siman, Ion. (2009). Exploratory Domains of Econophysics. News EDEN I&II Ed. Universitara Bucureşti.
● Savoiu, Gheorghe. (2008). “Some Relevant Econophysics’ and Sociophysics’ Models” (pdf), Econophysics, New Economy, & Complexity, 39-47.
● Savoiu, Gheorgeh and Siman, Ion. (2011). “Sociophysics and Quantum Economics”, Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal, University of Pitesti, Romania.

External links
Săvoiu, Gheorghe – WorldCat Identities.
Gheorghe Savoiu (publications) – Ideas.Repec.org.

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