J. M. R. Parrondo

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J. M. R. Parrondo
Born (1964-01-09) 9 January 1964 (age 54)
Madrid, Spain
Residence Spain
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater UCM
Known for Parrondo's paradox
Brownian ratchets
Physics of information
Statistical mechanics
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions UCM[citation needed]
Doctoral advisor Francisco Javier de la Rubia[1]
Other academic advisors Thomas M. Cover
Katja Lindenberg[citation needed]
Influences Douglas Hofstadter
Influenced Derek Abbott

Juan Manuel Rodríguez Parrondo[2][3] (born 9 January 1964) is a Spanish physicist.[not verified in body]

Works by Juan M.R. Parrondo[edit]

"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)


  1. ^ https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=107097
  2. ^ While Spanish scientists normally use the first of their two surnames when publishing in English-speaking journals, Parrondo publishes under his second surname.[citation needed]
  3. ^ 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.[citation needed]

Further reading[edit]

"Game theory: Losing strategies can win by Parrondo's paradox" G. P. Harmer and D. Abbott, Nature vol. 402, p 864 (1999)

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