A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts provides perspective on the science of creativity, basing many of its findings on an SFI working group held in July 2014.
Computer algorithms that make human-quality short fiction, poetry, and dance music is the objective of a new Turing test-style competition and prize in creative intelligence.
A working group at SFI this week aims to further the linkages between experiment and theory in immune cell motility, or movement.
A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer will unfold August 5 in Santa Fe, in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger.
In a FiveThirtyEight article, SFI Journalism Fellow Christie Aschwanden draws creative inspiration from the blind evolution of digital images.
When coinfection is a risk, isolated social groups act as catalysts for disease epidemics.
Murray Gell-Mann responds to CERN’s discovery of a never-before-seen subatomic particle, with hypotheses for future experimental discoveries.
A paper by Omidyar Fellow James O'Dwyer reveals microbial family trees with distinct evolutionary patterns.
In November SFI will co-host the 2015 Systems Analysis conference in Austria.
SFI Omidyar Fellow Andrew Berdahl and his colleagues need help mapping wildebeest migration. Can you spare a few minutes to interpret their movements in images from an array of camera traps in the Serengeti?
SFI has earned the highest possible rating from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator, recognizing the Institute’s governance, fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms, suggests a new study by two SFI researchers in BMC Medicine.
SFI External Professors Jim Crutchfield and Raissa D’Souza are coordinating a working group at SFI this week that is considering the special problems of interconnected networks – in other words, networks of networks.
SFI External Professors Jim Crutchfield and Raissa D’Souza are coordinating a working group at SFI this week to explore information processing on the nanoscale using recent innovations in nonequilibrium thermodynamics.
SFI Omidyar Fellow alum Charles Perreault seeks the origins of the "vast and unmatched" behavioral variation exhibited by the human species in a new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
A new offering from SFI’s online education resource, Complexity Explorer, gives complexity enthusiasts quantitative tools for distinguishing the "complex" aspects of a system from the merely "complicated."
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.
SFI’s Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Fred Dotzler of De Novo Ventures, Jacques Dubois of Swiss Re America Holding Corp. (retired), and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital.
SFI President Jerry Sabloff is among the expert authors of a new report from the National Research Council, "Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science," that assesses the state of collaborative, multidisciplinary scientific research.
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 talk.
Experts have gathered at SFI this week to explore whether human languages, passed culturally from generation to generation, and genes should be studied as a co-evolutionary process -- and how scientists might begin to do that.
In an article for the Journal of Industrial Ecology, SFI’s Luís Bettencourt and Christa Brelsford take a complex systems perspective on the problem of sustainable development, describing differing scientific approaches to its exploration.
Computer scientists have barely scratched the surface of what higher math might offer their field, so two SFI scientists are hosting a meeting of experts this week to dig a little deeper.
Research by SFI Professor Sid Redner and fellow physicist Baruch Meerson suggests that nature might be relying on large numbers of sperm to solve the "search problem" of fertilization.