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Education Program - Current and Upcoming Events - Nov. 25, 2015

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Seminars & colloquia are geared for scientists but free & open to the interested public.
  • * All other SFI events are by invitation only.
  • * Note: We are unable to accommodate members of the public for SFI's limited lunch service; you're welcome to bring your own.

Jan. 5, 2016

Noyce Conference Room
Jan. 5, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2016
Education Program

Social systems are intrinsically complex, whether they are groups of interacting ants, humans, companies, cities, or societies. How do such systems organize themselves to produce sophisticated collective behavior? How do they adapt and learn in the face of changing circumstances? How does group cooperation emerge from social yet selfish individuals, and how can such cooperation be fostered? What causes social systems, including economies, to fail or collapse, and what makes them resilient? By approaching these and other profound questions of social science from a complexity perspective, scientists are beginning to understand and predict social behavior in wholly new ways.

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Events News

Video: Patricia Churchland on the self as brain Nov. 24, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture November 18 in Santa Fe, neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explained the neural workings that underlie identity ...

Apply now for SFI's 2016 Complex Systems Summer School Nov. 10, 2015 -

SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2016 Complex Systems Summer School ...

One reporter's account of SFI's 'Genius and Madness' event in August Nov. 9, 2015 -

Months before the release of Cormac McCarthy's forthcoming novel, an auditorium-capacity crowd – including a reporter from Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the ...

Getting our arms around obesity Oct. 29, 2015 -

A working group this week at SFI takes on the complex social problem of obesity, as collaborators test and refine ...

Why some organisms adopt complex life strategies Oct. 28, 2015 -

Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and other experts are gathered at SFI this week to ask why certain species, when faced with ...

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