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.
Neil Johnson (University of Miami)
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 12 through November 14, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Co-organized with David Krakauer, incoming SFI President; Bill Miller, Chair Emeritus, SFI Board of Trustees and Chairman/CIO of LMM, LLC.; Michael Mauboussin, Chair, SFI Board of Trustees and Managing Director/Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse; Chris Wood, SFI 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.
A diverse collection of social and natural scientists, archeologists, and historians are at SFI to share data and techniques for quantitatively comparing ancient and pre-modern cities.
In podcast interview on the Santa Fe Radio Café, SFI Sabbatical Visitor Ken Stanley discusses the role of serendipity in making great discoveries and the dangers of constraint by objective.
In an SFI Community Lecture on May 6, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offered his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe, and religious experiences. Watch his ...
In a ceremony Wednesday evening in Santa Fe, SFI awarded science teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors the Institute's 2015 High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.
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 ...