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Current and Upcoming Events - May 27, 2016

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

May 31, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Lynda Barry is assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery’s Image Lab. Widely credited with expanding the literary, thematic, and emotional range of American comics through her groundbreaking weekly strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, she has written 17 books, worked as a commentator for NPR, and adapted her novel into a long-running off-Broadway play.

Purpose: Community Event

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.

June 7, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

McWhorter is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He is a regular columnist for Time; a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines, and television programs; and author of The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language.

Purpose: Community Event
9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
June 7, 2016 - June 9, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jon Machta, Alan Hastings, Andrew Noble

June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 - July 8, 2016
Education Program

"The Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) is world class. Combining the latest thinking from world leading scientists, true multidisciplinary perspectives, and the passion from 50 or more of the best and brightest attendees is inspiring. With the diversity of people, country representation and perspectives, breakthrough research is established in a wide range of new areas."

June 13, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Seminar

Ben Machta (Princeton University)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Yoav Kallus

June 15, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Seminar

Bryan Daniels (Arizona State University)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jessica Flack

June 16, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Seminar

Eddie Lee (Cornell University)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jessica Flack

June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016 - July 8, 2016
Education Program
"I can honestly say that SFI’s Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science has proven to be one of the most inspiring and useful experiences I have had in my development as an academic. Attending it has deeply enriched my research and given me an opportunity to become part of an intellectual community that I consider to be at the cutting-edge of social scientific thought. I have no doubt that the few, vibrant weeks I spent at this workshop will continue to benefit my work for years to come."

June 27, 2016

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
June 27, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jeremy Van Cleve, Eric Libby, and Michael Hochberg

June 28, 2016

9 a.m.
Collins Conference Room
June 28, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Working Group
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Andrew Berdahl and Colin Torney

July 14, 2016

9 a.m.
Noyce Conference Room
July 14, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Workshop
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: David Krakauer

July 20, 2016

12:15 p.m.
Collins Conference Room
Seminar

Eleanor Brush (University of Maryland)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Jessica Flack

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

Aug. 8, 2016

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

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. 9, 2016

Topical Meeting

September 9, 2016

London, UK

Co-hosted by 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

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
3:30 p.m.
Noyce 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. 8, 2016

3:30 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Colloquium

Hanna Kokko (University of Zurich)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Eric Libby

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

3:30 p.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

Events News

SFI Community Lecture Tuesday: Lynda Barry on creativity May 27, 2016 -

Tuesday evening, May 31, in Santa Fe, artist and author Lynda Barry explores why we must write, draw, sing, and dance. Caution: This talk includes swear words, party tricks, and ...

Happening now at SFI: Working group seeks new algorithms for an old problem May 16, 2016 -

Deciding whether two symmetries are alike is a longstanding problem in group theory, the mathematical study of symmetry. This week at SFI, a working group meets to tackle the mathematical ...

Teacher Natalie Martino, 13 seniors recognized for scientific excellence May 9, 2016 -

In an evening ceremony last week at SFI, the Institute recognized teacher Natalie Martino and 13 Santa Fe-area high school seniors for scientific excellence.

Video: Carlos Castillo-Chavez on deadly lessons from emerging diseases May 6, 2016 -

On April 12, Carlos Castillo-Chavez unraveled the complex factors that fuel the spread of deadly diseases, and how we can use our knowledge of them to prevent future outbreaks. Watch ...

SFI to participate in unprecedented evolutionary research project April 8, 2016 -

A collaboration of international researchers, including four SFI scientists, has been awarded $8 million to extend our understanding of evolution.

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