The Carlsberg Foundation has awarded Professor Vincent F. Hendricks 1,92 million euros to establish the Centre for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) which is to be located at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.
“We typically associate bubbles with situations in finance in which assests trade at prices far exceeding their fundamental value. Stock and real-estate may get overheated but the same goes for opinions on the web, social status and a whole range of other phenomena in science and society.
One may accordingly consider opinion bubbles, political bubbles, bubbles of social capital, bullying bubbles, polarization bubbles, science bubbles etc.,” Professor and head of centre Vincent F. Hendricks explains.