September 19, 2013 - September 21, 2013
Noyce Conference Room
This workshop—a continuation of the dialogue on the development of a "science of cities" which has proceeded through a series of international meetings held over the past three years—will bring together leading researchers, from a variety of disciplines and with differing types of engagement with urban data, to consider the modeling possibilities and scientific limitations of Big Data in the context of studying cities. The central objective is to contribute to the lively debate on the use of data to understand and manage cities by identifying what problems can be successfully addressed with Big Data and which remain stubbornly difficult (and why). The organizers' framing perspective is that we need both scientific understanding and engineering solutions for successfully managing cities in what is fast becoming a planet of cities.
SFI Host: Geoffrey West, Luis Bettencourt, and Jose Lobo
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 ...
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.
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 ...
A collaboration of international researchers, including four SFI scientists, has been awarded $8 million to extend our understanding of evolution.
An interdisciplinary workshop at SFI this week is exploring the complex nature of the North American power grid's transition to a more decentralized, better regulated, and greener version of ...