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Current and Upcoming Public Events - Aug. 24, 2016

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

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. 26, 2016

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

SEPTEMBER 26 & 27

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. 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

Events News

SFI Community Lecture August 30: Human emotion and wearable tech Aug. 22, 2016 -

During an SFI Community Lecture on Tuesday evening, August 30, in Santa Fe, Rosalind Picard reveals some surprises she has discovered at the intersection of human emotion and wearable tech.

Networks, AI, and psychology for social change Aug. 4, 2016 -

Drawing from network science, decision-making tools with artificial intelligence, and social influence theories, experts gathered at SFI recently to explore new ways to spark large-scale social change.

How microbiomes respond to disturbance Aug. 2, 2016 -

To prepare for climate change, urbanization, or antibiotic resistance, we need to know how the microbial world we are immersed in will respond to stress. A recent SFI meeting sought ...

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 ...

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