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Apply now for SFI's Global Sustainability Summer School on Urban Sustainability
Nov. 24, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2016 Global Sustainability Summer School on Urban Sustainability. Apply by February 23, 2016.

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. Watch it here.

Grad students: Apply now for SFI's Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science
Nov. 17, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2016 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2016.

Report: How complexity should inform energy tech policy making
Nov. 15, 2015 -

As the Paris climate conference approaches, a new report by SFI External Professor Jessika Trancik’s lab advocates for more realistic energy policies that acknowledge, and employ, complex systems approaches.

American Physical Society honors SFI's David Pines with Lilienfeld Prize
Nov. 12, 2015 -

SFI's David Pines has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2016 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Director of SFI's K-12 Learning Lab to move to MIT
Nov. 10, 2015 -

Irene Lee, Director of SFI's Learning Lab, has been offered a research scientist position in MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education Program/Education Arcade, where she will pursue new educational initiatives. She leaves for MIT at the end of December.

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, June 12-July 8, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January 23, 2016.

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

Months before the release of Cormac McCarthy's forthcoming novel, an auditorium-capacity crowd – including a reporter from Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Germany – was treated to a reading of some of its passages.

Using evolution to identify cell types
- Science
Nov. 9, 2015 -

Science spotlights a new approach to identifying cells based on a recent working group at SFI.

Video - The problem with intuition: An interview with Daniel Kahneman
Nov. 5, 2015 -

In a video interview with Michael Mauboussin, Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why non-causal, statistical models routinely outperform intuition. Watch the discussion.

Ho hum. Sports are not nearly as exciting as we thought
Nov. 2, 2015 -

Is your team's lead safe? At the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, SFI Professor Sid Redner and External Professor Aaron Clauset show that basketball scoring is little more than a random walk.

SFI's Cris Moore named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society
Oct. 30, 2015 -

SFI Professor Cristopher Moore is among 50 mathematical scientists to be elected to the 2016 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society, the AMS announced today.

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 an agent-based model for a pilot intervention.

In gene networks, it’s location, location, location
Oct. 28, 2015 -

From appearance to endurance, nature’s adaptations all trace back to complex molecular networks. Experts are meeting at SFI this week to develop a framework for understanding of how genes give rise to outward adaptations.

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 environmental stressors, invest in complex life strategies.

The poor get sicker: SFI's Sam Scarpino on poverty and diseases October 14 in Santa Fe
Oct. 28, 2015 -

During a Creative Mornings talk on Wednesday, October 14, in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explains why we must factor in poverty if we want to understand, and manage, the spread of disease.

Working group: What physical principles predict life?
Oct. 28, 2015 -

Why does Earth's physical environment precipitate life, and why don't others (the Moon's, for example)? SFI researchers sought clues during a recent working group at SFI.

SFI Community Lecture: Cordelia Fine on delusions of gender
Oct. 26, 2015 -

During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looked to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference. Watch the lecture here.

Digital data for public health surveillance
- EPJ Data Science
Oct. 21, 2015 -

A new paper, based on a 2014 meeting of international scientists and public health officials at the Santa Fe Institute, describes a path for integrating novel data streams into current public health surveillance systems .

John Chisholm's new book offers advice for entrepreneurs, ideas from complexity
Oct. 19, 2015 -

A new book by SFI Trustee John Chisholm offers practical advice from his three-decade career as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor...and some ideas from complexity science.

Innovation as search on a landscape of possibilities
Oct. 16, 2015 -

Innovation might be understood as a search in a space of combinatorial possibilities. This week at SFI, a group of experts is seeking the origins of novelty, continuing to build a knowledge base that might lead to a theory of innovation.

Workshop: Recognizing wildness in all its guises
Oct. 13, 2015 -

Thorny problems and wild frontiers are the subject of this week's workshop at SFI on wildness.

Working group: Putting humans into their environmental contexts
Oct. 12, 2015 -

The Synthesized Knowledge of Past Environments (SKOPE) group is meeting at SFI this week to further development of a database on human societies and their natural environments.

SFI's Learning Lab offers free online course for high school teachers
Oct. 12, 2015 -

SFI’s Learning Lab is offering a free online course to build the community of teachers who are offering rich computational thinking experiences through modeling and simulation.

Working group seeks better cell type classification
Oct. 7, 2015 -

A working group at SFI this week is asking how new cell types emerge and how best to differentiate between fundamental building blocks of life.

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