On March 5th, our CEO hosted the latest instalment of the NY chapter of the CERN alumni group. The event was well attended by former CERN scientists that are now active in academia and a wide variety of industries such as finance, automotive and biotech.
Our CEO gave a seminar in February 2019 about the linkage between physics and quantitative finance to students at the University of Bonn in Germany. The lecture was followed by lively Question and Answer session since many in the audience realized for the first time the close connection between, for example, black-sholes and the heat equation.
The NY Team got to bond over an open bar, food, and plenty of games hosted by Slate NY. Among pinball, skee ball, pool, and ping pong… some of our employees got to play Connect Four for their FIRST time!
For the 2nd year in a row we’ve had a blast at the Joy of Sake night held in New York City! It was a great Friday night of excellent food and conversation, with a backdrop of never-ending sake. Already marking our calendars for round 3!
Just over a month ago the Master of Science in Computational Finance program at CMU were thrilled to unveil the new Large Classroom at their NYC campus, sponsored and named after Quantbot Technologies LP! We are thrilled to provide a new up-to-date space for students of the MSCF program for classes and videoconferencing. Along with classes, Quantbot Technologies will host seminars and networking opportunities in the new classroom in order to foster our relationship with prospective graduates and further our goal to advance quantitative studies. As stated in the CMU press release, “Quantbot’s contribution to the MSCF program symbolizes the organization’s belief in higher education and aligns with its broader mission to support society through improved quantitative finance.” To learn more please click the link directly to the CMU press release: https://www.cmu.edu/mscf/news/quantbot-classroom.html
Just over 30 years after receiving his PhD in nuclear physics from The European Organization for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN, our CEO, Michael Botlo, had the pleasure of co-organizing and hosting the first CERN-alumni meeting for the New York region. Former and present CERN researchers met at the Quantbot office on April 28 for a night of reminiscences, scientific discussions, and a live video link to the CERN accelerator control center. The highlight of the evening were speeches given by the featured speaker, Axel Drees, the head of the physics department at SUNY Stony Brook, and by Michi himself. As a whole it was an auspicious start to expand the CERN alumni network with the goal to increase job opportunities for scientific researchers and be a platform to support fundamental research . For further details and future NYC-area events, see https://alumni.cern/
Our amazing President and CTO, Paul White, completed his first marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, on March 4! At Quantbot we like to celebrate not just professional accomplishments, but personal ones as well, and while we couldn’t be there in person, we were cheering for him like the rock star he is. Congrats Paul!