Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking a new president. Dr. Jeremy Sabloff will retire in August 2015 after serving two 3-year terms leading the Institute. For more information please visit: 2015 President Search

President's Welcome Message

President's Welcome Video

The Santa Fe Institute had a very busy 2013 with many visitors, working groups, workshops, Complex Systems Summer School and other educational events, and has started 2014 strongly with a number of activities.  Faculty Chair and Vice President for Science Jennifer Dunne is busy reviewing proposals for working groups and arranging visits for SFI External Faculty and other scientists.  Moreover, four exceptionally promising Omidyar Post-doctoral Fellows joined us this Fall, while our search for new resident faculty members has been completed.  We are excited to announce that Dr. Sidney Redner, currently Chair of the Physics Dept. at Boston University, and Michael Lachmann, a biologist at the Max Planck Institute, have accepted resident faculty positions at SFI beginning in the summer of 2014. In addition, David Wolpert, formerly of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has joined the faculty in a part-time position.  Mirta Galesic, a psychologist and a research scientist with the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute, will join the faculty in January 2015 as Professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics.

SFI’s financial picture is the strongest it has been in several years, although our budget remains quite tight.  We are striving to strengthen our research and educational activities and are deeply appreciative of any support you can give the Institute (see the “Support SFI” link above).

In addition, our SFI Tesuque campus, generously donated to SFI by Gene and Claire Thaw, is in full swing housing visitors and hosting working groups.

Please stay in touch with the latest news from SFI by visiting our website regularly.  As always, I invite your comments at

Jeremy (Jerry) A. Sabloff