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From strings and quarks to cells and whales: Geoffrey West's essay among top papers of 2014
- Physical Biology
Jan. 29, 2015 -

Geoffrey West's essay "A theoretical physicist's journey from strings and quarks to cells and whales" is among Physical Biology's top papers of 2014.

Watch Daniel Jurafsky's SFI talk - Eating our words: What the language of food says about us
Jan. 21, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture January 14 in Santa Fe, Stanford linguist Daniel Jurafsky explored the stunningly complex language of food and what it tells us about our culture and society. Watch it now.

Game mining: How to make money from those about to play a game
- Advances in Austrian Economics
Jan. 15, 2015 -

In a recent paper, SFI Professor David Wolpert and co-author James Bono reveal a way to get rich without doing any work at all.

Paper: Emergence of superconductivity in heavy-electron materials
Jan. 13, 2015 -

SFI's David Pines and co-author Yi-feng Yang presents a model for a long-standing challenge for quantum physicists: explaining how superconductivity emerges in unconventional materials. 

Author Hampton Sides selected as 2015 Miller Scholar
Jan. 13, 2015 -

Author Hampton Sides, a best-selling narrative historian, has been named a Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute for 2015.

Tale of four (impoverished) countries: Why Ebola goes viral or dies out
- Nautilus
Jan. 13, 2015 -

In Nautilus magazine, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explores why Nigeria has fared better in the Ebola outbreak than its similarly-impoverished neighbors.

ASU-SFI agreement establishes new Center for Biosocial Complex Systems
Jan. 12, 2015 -

SFI and Arizona State University have launched a major new research and education collaboration that focuses on problems at the intersections of complex biological and social systems.

Deadline alert - Apply now for SFI's 2015 Complex Systems Summer School
Jan. 6, 2015 -

SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2015 Complex Systems Summer School, June 7-July 3, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January 13, 2015.

Three SFI researchers named fellows of the AAAS
Jan. 6, 2015 -

Three members of SFI’s external faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Three SFI scientists present the case for 'blue-skies' ecology
- Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Dec. 19, 2014 -

SFI External Professor Michael Hochberg and co-authors argue for more and less-constrained support of basic ecological research.

Study: Ebola transmission occurs mostly in social clusters
- Clinical Infectious Diseases
Dec. 16, 2014 -

Transmission of the Ebola virus occurs in social clusters and fewer cases go unreported than previously thought, according to an international research team that includes two SFI researchers.

David Krakauer selected as SFI's next president
Dec. 15, 2014 -

David Krakauer, an evolutionary theorist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the Santa Fe Institute’s next president. He plans to join SFI on August 1, 2015.

Jessica Flack to rejoin SFI's resident faculty
Dec. 15, 2014 -

Jessica Flack will rejoin the Santa Fe Institute's resident faculty on August 1, 2015 as a professor, SFI Vice President for Science Jennifer Dunne announced today.

Audio: SFI Journalism Fellow Laurence Gonzales on the inevitable failures of highly complex machines
- Santa Fe Radio Cafe
Dec. 15, 2014 -

Author and SFI Journalism Fellow Laurence Gonzales talks survival and explains why failure is inherent to the functioning of today's complex machines.

Stephanie Forrest named IEEE Fellow for 2015
Dec. 15, 2014 -

SFI Science Board member and External Professor Stephanie Forrest has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2015.

SFI Chairman Michael Mauboussin on David Krakauer's selection as SFI's next president
Dec. 15, 2014 -

I am excited to announce the appointment of David Krakauer as the next president of the Santa Fe Institute, effective August 1, 2015.

Audio: Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino on math and Ebola
- Santa Fe Radio Cafe
Dec. 12, 2014 -

Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explains how mathematical epidemiologists can help slow the spread of the Ebola virus by mapping its patterns of transmission.

Video: Ginger and Richard Rhodes on 'Why we kill: Violence as socialization'
Dec. 11, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture November 12 in Santa Fe, psychologist Ginger Rhodes and author Richard Rhodes explored the history of the socialization of violence and make an argument for early intervention. Watch their talk.

Four NM teachers honored at White House for contributions to computer science education
Dec. 9, 2014 -

Four New Mexico teachers who work with SFI’s Irene Lee attended a special ceremony December 8, 2014 at the White House in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Why modeling matters: the utility of mathematical models in evolutionary biology
- PLOS Biology
Dec. 9, 2014 -

In PLOS Biology, a paper co-authored by Omidyar Fellows Caitlin Stern and Jeremy Van Cleve explores the role of mathematical modeling in evolutionary biology.

Paper: A better way to find communities in networks
Dec. 8, 2014 -

In a new paper in PNAS, two SFI researchers demonstrate a better way to reliably cluster networks into communities using methods borrowed from statistical physics.

Three SFI faculty examine effects of changing technology on social networks
- Proceedings of the IEEE
Dec. 5, 2014 -

In a special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, three SFI faculty members examine the effects of changing technology on social networks.

Paper: Ancient climate change could explain historical migration
- Nature Communications
Dec. 5, 2014 -

SFI External Professor Tim Kohler and colleagues use tree-ring chronologies to understand the possible effects of ancient climate change on food production — and address a longstanding mystery of North American archaeology.

Paper: Life's underlying architecture shapes creation of proteins
- PLOS Computational Biology
Dec. 4, 2014 -

In PLOS Computational Biology, SFI Omidyar Fellow Evandro Ferrada argues that an underlying architecture shapes the enigmatic creation of proteins from amino acids.

SFI Professor Cris Moore named a fellow of the American Physical Society
Dec. 4, 2014 -

SFI Professor Cristopher Moore was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society on November 22, 2014.

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