J. M. R. Parrondo
J. M. R. Parrondo
|Born||9 January 1964|
|Known for||Parrondo's paradox|
Physics of information
|Doctoral advisor||Francisco Javier de la Rubia|
|Other academic advisors||Thomas M. Cover|
Katja Lindenberg
Juan Manuel Rodríguez Parrondo (born 9 January 1964) is a Spanish physicist.[not verified in body] He is mostly popular for the invention of the Parrondo's paradox and his contributions in the thermodynamical study of information.
Juan Parrondo received his bachelors degree in 1987 and defended his Ph.D at Complutense University of Madrid in 1992. He started a permanent position at UCM at 1996. In the same year he invented the well-known Parrondo's Paradox, according to which 2 losing strategies may win while working together. Since then, the paradox has been widely used in biology and finances. He has also completed a lot of research in the field of Information Theory, mostly looking at information as a thermodynamic concept, which as a result of ergodicity breaking changed the entropy of the system.
Works by Juan M.R. Parrondo
"Noise-Induced Non-equilibrium Phase Transition" C. Van den Broeck, J. M. R. Parrondo and R. Toral, Physical Review Letters, vol. 73 p. 3395 (1994)
- "Juan Parrondo - the Mathematics Genealogy Project".
- While Spanish scientists normally use the first of their two surnames when publishing in English-speaking journals, Parrondo publishes under his second surname, Rodríguez being his father's surname and a very common surname in Spain, and Parrondo being his mother's surname.
- In various sources Parrondo's name is sometimes incorrectly spelled "Parrando," an error that can be traced to a 25 January 2000 article on "Parrando's Paradox" (sic) in the New York Times that propagated the incorrect spelling.
- Sagawa, Takahiro; Horowitz, Jordan M.; Parrondo, Juan M. R. (February 2015). "Thermodynamics of information". Nature Physics. 11 (2): 131–139. Bibcode:2015NatPh..11..131P. doi:10.1038/nphys3230. ISSN 1745-2481.
"Game theory: Losing strategies can win by Parrondo's paradox" G. P. Harmer and D. Abbott, Nature vol. 402, p. 864 (1999)