The Santa Fe Institute is a transdisciplinary research community that expands the boundaries of scientific understanding. Its aim is to discover, comprehend, and communicate the common fundamental principles in complex physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.
Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the confines of disciplinary research. Complex problems require novel ideas that result from thinking about non-equilibrium and highly connected complex adaptive systems. We are dedicated to developing advanced concepts and methods for these problems, and pursuing solutions at the interfaces between fields through wide-ranging collaborations, conversations, and educational programs. SFI combines expertise in quantitative theory and model building with a community and infrastructure able to support cutting-edge, distributed and team-based science. At the Santa Fe Institute, we are asking big questions that matter to science and society.
In New Mexico Magazine, Mary-Charlotte Domandi, host of the Santa Fe Radio Café, extolls Santa Fe as an “intellectual mecca,” with SFI as its brain.
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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 ...
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.