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Current and Upcoming Events - July 30, 2016

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Other SFI events are by invitation only.

June 5, 2016

June 5, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2016
Education Program

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline.

July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016
Education Program

Economic growth and human development are properties of urbanizing human societies. But cities also concentrate most of the world’s human population and the strongest challenges to local and global sustainability, related to increased resource consumption, pollution, wastes, and many forms of impact on biodiversity, both within and beyond urban areas. Thus, it is often said that the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.

Aug. 1, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Marvin Cohen (University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Sid Redner

Aug. 2, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Aug. 2, 2016 - Aug. 4, 2016
Working Group
SFI Host: Ashkaan K. Fahimipour and Jessica L. Green
12:15 p.m.
Seminar

Lance Fortnow (Georgia Tech)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Josh Grochow

Aug. 3, 2016

9 a.m.
Pod A Conference Room
Aug. 3, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Mirta Galesic and Barbara Grosz

Aug. 8, 2016

9 a.m.
Pod A Conference Room
Aug. 8, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016
Working Group
SFI Host: Chuck Stevens

Aug. 10, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Aug. 10, 2016 - Aug. 12, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Scott Ortman
12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Charles F Stevens  (The Salk Institute and KIBM, UCSD)

Aug. 22, 2016

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Aug. 22, 2016 - Aug. 24, 2016
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Josh Grochow and David Krakauer

Aug. 26, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Aug. 26, 2016 - Aug. 28, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Freidel, Arlen Chase, and Anne Dowd

Aug. 30, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and a pioneer in the field of human-computer interaction. She is also co-founder of two technology companies-- Empatica and Affectiva. Her inventions were recognized by the New York Times Magazine Best Ideas List in 2006 and in 2011’s Popular Science Top Ten Inventions. Practical applications of Picard’s work include improving driver safety, helping people manage stress, improving seizure detection, and enhancing customer experience.

Purpose: Community Event

Sept. 6, 2016

11 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium

Thomas Quinn (University of Washington)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Andrew Berdahl

Sept. 9, 2016

Topical Meeting

September 9, 2016

London, UK

Co-hosted by Willis Towers Watson

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

Sept. 19, 2016

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Sept. 19, 2016 - Sept. 22, 2016
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jennifer Dunne and Pablo Marquet

Sept. 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016 - Sept. 23, 2016
Education Program

This accessible three-day executive education course provides an intensive introduction to the field of complexity as it relates to Innovation and Invention. Through lectures, mini projects, exercises, and interactive discussions with prominent SFI faculty and your fellow participants, you will learn how methods and tools at the forefront of complexity science are being applied to modeling, predicting, and impacting the behavior systems across many disciplines.

This course is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students, and others who are eager to explore and apply ideas from complexity in their own fields. No background in science or mathematics is required. We particularly encourage professionals, managers and policy-makers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations; industrial research and development staff; social work and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students to take part in this collaborative opportunity to learn, and apply, the latest approaches to critical problems.

Sept. 26, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sept. 26, 2016 - Sept. 27, 2016
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the SFI External Faculty. Lloyd, the author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos, makes complex concepts accessible through human, everyday examples. His research focuses on the interplay of information with complex systems.

Purpose: Community Event

Sept. 27, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Darryl Holm (Imperial College London)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Geoffrey West

Sept. 29, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Srividya Iyer-Biswas (Purdue University)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Wolpert

Oct. 12, 2016

Oct. 12, 2016 - Oct. 14, 2016
Education Program

Complexity and healthcare have always gone hand-in-hand, but for today’s medical and health professionals, ensuring that patients receive optimal care is only getting more challenging.

Whether you’re diagnosing symptoms, predicting -- and preventing -- the spread of disease, or building vital healthcare infrastructure, understanding complex systems has never been more important.

This accessible (no math or science background required), three-day course is designed to give healthcare professionals, faculty, policy-makers and students an intensive introduction to complex systems as they apply to health and medicine.

Oct. 13, 2016

Topical Meeting

October 13, 2016

New York, NY

Co-hosted by Morgan Stanley

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network

Oct. 18, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2015 was named a Guggenheim Fellow. His work has been featured in major newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe, and he has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and Bloomberg News. Ellenberg’s 2014 book How Not to be Wrong was a New York Times bestseller, and his novel, The Grasshopper King, was a finalist for the 2004 Young Lions Fiction Award.

Purpose: Community Event
11 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Colloquium

Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jessica Flack

Oct. 24, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Oct. 24, 2016 - Oct. 25, 2016
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Krakauer and Susan Fitzpatrick

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016
Symposium

November 3 through November 5, 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

Nov. 8, 2016

11 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium

Hanna Kokko (University of Zurich)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Eric Libby

Nov. 14, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Nov. 14, 2016 - Nov. 15, 2016
Working Group

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Chris Wood

Nov. 15, 2016

11 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium

John Baez (University of California, Riverside)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Wolpert

Nov. 16, 2016

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Nov. 16, 2016 - Nov. 18, 2016
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Krakauer, Michael Lachmann, Manfred Laubichler, Peter Stadler, and David Wolpert

Dec. 6, 2016

11 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium

Norbert Schwarz (University of Southern California)

Purpose: Resident Faculty
SFI Host: Mirta Galesic

Dec. 7, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Daphna Oyserman (University of Southern California)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Mirta Galesic

Dec. 12, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
Dec. 12, 2016 - Dec. 16, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Josh Grochow, J. M. Landsberg, and Jerzy Weyman

Jan. 10, 2017

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Jan. 10, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2017
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Krakauer and Hilary Skolnik

April 14, 2017

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Rob Boyd, Larry Blume, Peyton Young

May 3, 2017

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
May 3, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Bryan Daniels, Jessica Flack, and Manfred Laubichler

Events News

Video: John McWhorter on 'The Language Hoax' July 15, 2016 -

Watch linguist John McWhorter deliver a community lecture in which he rethinks the widely-held belief that the language we speak shapes how we experience life.

Tracking animal migrations has become easier... now what? June 30, 2016 -

During a working group this week at SFI, roughly a dozen ecologists and computer scientists will explore ways emerging technologies might help researchers better understand why and how individuals in ...

Migrate or cooperate? SFI working group tackles evolutionary fork-in-the-road June 29, 2016 -

Researchers meet at SFI this week to understand how two evolutionary strategies -- migration and cooperation -- might have co-evolved, and in what situations one strategy prevails.

Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine June 13, 2016 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting registrations for its newest short course, Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine, October 12-14 in Santa Fe. NEW: CME credits available.

Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Innovation and Invention June 13, 2016 -

September 21-23 in Austin, TX, an intensive SFI short course will bring participants to the forefront of innovation research. 

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