Santa Fe Institute

Community Outreach

We recognize the importance of improving the scientific and technological literacy of the general public to the end that citizens are motivated to pursue further experiences in these areas and are aided in making informed, responsible decisions about related policy issues having societal implications. To that end, SFI supports a broad range of informal educational activities for the general public.

SFI Bulletin

The SFI Bulletin is a free general-interest magazine featuring the Institute’s work and researchers that is published by SFI twice a year.

Public Events

SFI’s monthly series of free community science lectures  is nearly two decades old. Speakers are selected for their ability to convey broad research themes in the context of SFI’s approach to science.

High School Prize for Scientific Excellence

Each year SFI honors local graduating seniors--and a selected teacher--whose work exemplifies the Institute’s approach to transdisciplinary science.

Complex Systems Courses Database

A database of complex systems classes from around the web.

Exhibitions

Periodically SFI collaborates with partners in the local museum community to produce exhibits based upon SFI research results.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Emergence: A New View of Life's Origins

A joint project of scientists at the Santa Fe Institute, the Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter, media arts students at New Mexico Highlands University, Americorps, as well as staff members from the Natural History Museum and the Department of Cultural Affairs, this exhibition will take a fresh look at the origins of life.

Emergence - original website

A New View of Life's Origins (56.0 KB)


Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (52.3 KB)

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Education News

Catch Geoffrey West’s discussion of complexity as a science of the future April 27, 2016 -

Monday evening, May 9 in New York, SFI's Geoffrey West will participate in a panel discussion on whether the ...

In first 72 Hours of Science, SFI postdocs test the limits of transdisciplinary science April 20, 2016 -

In a test of the limits of scientific collaboration, 15 postdocs holed up in a home in the New Mexico ...

Human psychology and why we can't seem to get our heads around climate change April 15, 2016 -

A new article co-authored by a number of SFI-affiliated researchers explores the psychological barriers that drive our distinct lack of ...

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