Christa Brelsford (SFI Postdoctoral Fellow)
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. Lightman is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.
The purpose of the Student Prize is to honor outstanding science students who embody the spirit of scientific pursuit and by such recognition, to encourage Santa Fe's students to explore the challenges of science in general. The Teacher Prize acknowledges creativity, originality, academic rigor, and professional excellence. Each prize includes a cash award and a Santa Fe Institute book on complexity science inscribed by SFI co-founder and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann.
Understanding Genius: The Neuroscience of Extraordinary Creativity
Nancy C. Andreasen MD PhD is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who studies creativity, schizophrenia, neuroimaging and genomics. She is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is the author of three widely praised books for the general public, including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.
Jennifer Raymond, Associate Professor of Neurobiology Associate Dean, Office of Diversity and Leadership, Stanford University School of Medicine
August 25 - 27, 2015 - Santa Fe Institute - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Baruch Meerson (Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Jennifer Dunne, Vice President for Science, Santa Fe Institute.
Darryl Holm (Imperial College)
October 13, 2015
Co-organized with Martin Leibowitz, Morgan Stanley, Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse and SFI, John Rundle, UC Davis and SFI
Held at Morgan Stanley in New York, NY
Leslie Valiant (Harvard University)
Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective
Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer whose most recent book, Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences, was named a Book of the Year by The Guardian and The Washington Post. Fine is an ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences and Associate Professor at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.
November 5 through November 7, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Co-organized with David Krakauer, incoming SFI President, Jennifer Dunne, SFI VP for Science, and Chris Wood, VP of Administration and Director of the Business Network
Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Patricia Churchland is a Canadian-American philosopher and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain. Churchland was a 1991 MacArthur Fellow and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego and at the Salk Institute.
In an SFI Community Lecture this Wednesday evening, May 6, in Santa Fe, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offers his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe ...
During an April 8 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, statistician Susan Murphy showed how a healthcare decision approach that adapts treatment to each patient over time can improve patient ...
During an SFI Community Lecture March 11 in Santa Fe, MIT's Alex Pentland described ways the mathematical analysis of social networks is fertile ground for understanding human behavior. Watch ...
Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course — Exploring Complexity in Social Systems and Economics — August 25-27 in Santa Fe.
Following the model of Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) organized annually at Santa Fe, the India Complex Systems Winter School will be held at IISER Mohali, India.