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Oct. 1, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

Pace yourself: Take an online complexity course at your speed

SFI External Professor Melanie Mitchell tells readers of the Computing Community Consortium blog "Catalyst" about SFI's new online course offerings.

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Sept. 30, 2014, 10:02 a.m.

Working group tackles public health and health inequality

Public health and health inequality are embedded in complex systems, and public health officials stand to gain from a complex systems approach, according to organizers of a working group being held this week at SFI.

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Aug. 5, 2014, 11:32 a.m.

Video: Watch Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's talk on urban renewal in Santa Fe

In a September 3 talk in Santa Fe, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh described his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. SFI's Geoffrey West joined him on stage for a discussion of the science of urban development. Watch the video.

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Aug. 19, 2014, 12:34 p.m.

SFI's 2014 Ulam Lectures: Jerry Sabloff on archaeology's lessons for the future

In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe, SFI President Jerry Sabloff showed how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies. Watch his talks.

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Sept. 22, 2014, 3:40 p.m.

Start today: Learn about complexity from a leading SFI scholar

Starting Monday, September 29, SFI’s Complexity Explorer began offering three free online courses taught by leading scholars in complexity science. Sign up now. You can enroll any time.

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Sept. 5, 2014, 10:44 a.m.

Ceremony honors Murray Gell-Mann with Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal

In a moving ceremony Thursday evening in Santa Fe, Murray Gell-Mann received Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal for his achievements in physics and the sciences.

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Sept. 25, 2014, 9:12 a.m.

The Gell-Mann Fund: Help commemorate Murray Gell-Mann's contributions to science

The Santa Fe Institute invites you to commemorate Murray Gell-Mann's contributions to science, and to help build his legacy at SFI, by making a gift of any size to the Murray Gell-Mann Fund.

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Sept. 26, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

Five journalists selected for SFI's Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science

Five journalists have been selected the Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science. 

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Sept. 24, 2014, 1:04 p.m.

Three online courses start Monday

SFI's Complexity Explorer project will offer three free online courses starting on Monday September 29.

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Sept. 26, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

How rival cultural evolution camps found common ground at SFI

An unusual meeting at SFI in May took a major step toward bridging the differences among scientists studying cultural evolution, says its organizer, SFI External Professor Daniel Dennett. Read the participants' summaries.

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July 8, 2014, 9:35 a.m.

What is creativity, and how can we understand it?

SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.

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Sept. 19, 2014, 12:58 p.m.

Paper: Modern forests shaped by meteorite that led to dinosaur extinction


In PLOS, SFI External Professor Brian Enquist and colleagues suggest that the meteorite that spelled extinction for the dinosaurs could be responsible for modern forest landscapes favoring deciduous trees over evergreens.

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Sept. 22, 2014, 12:42 p.m.

How to learn the number of species in a large area without counting

Quanta, WIRED

John Harte, an ecologist and SFI External Professor, is featured in Quanta Magazine for his novel approach to quantifying species in complex ecosystems.

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Sept. 8, 2014, 10:41 a.m.

A safer world through disease mathematics

Santa Fe New Mexican

In the Santa Fe New Mexican's "Science in a Complex World" series, SFI Omidyar Fellow Ben Althouse describes how mathematics is helping us understand the complex problem of how diseases spread.

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July 8, 2014, 3:16 p.m.

'Hanging out at the Santa Fe Institute is like being at a brain spa'

A feature describes the Institute, its research, and its people in the context of a recent meeting in which the world's experts gathered to explore the connections among climate, sustainability, and human activity.

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June 30, 2014, 11:37 a.m.

Bill Miller on SFI: 'You come here to understand things in a different way'

The Wall Street Journal

A front-page Wall Street Journal article today profiles SFI Chair Emeritus Bill Miller, featuring his longtime relationship with SFI.

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