In an article about the cultural ingredients of inventiveness, SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West notes that creativity and social interaction accelerate in cities, one reason they generate so many patents.
Stirling Colgate, a co-founder and past board member of the Santa Fe Institute, passed away December 1, 2013, at his home in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He was 88.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by February 7, 2014.
Are Big Data and predictive analytics truly a gold mine for business, science, and government? Or are they a serious threat to our privacy and freedom? Chris Wood offers perspectives from a recent SFI's meeting in Santa Fe.
In a new paper in PNAS, SFI's Cris Moore and Pan Zhang and collaborators offer a new twist on the mathematical challenge of detecting clusters in networks representing relationships among everything from galaxies to people.
Afternoon teas like those held every day at SFI are becoming an institution at collaborative research centers, according to an article in the University of Wisconsin-Madison News.
In Forbes, Jonathan Haidt and David Sloan Wilson posit that Darwinian evolution is a good starting point for a grand theory of business, citing research by SFI External Professor Herbert Gintis.
In Scientific American Jaron Lanier explores the dilemmas of data privacy, citing his work with economist and SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur to understand what happens when users of data pay for that use.
On the BBC Radio program "The Digital Human," SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West helps explore the hopes and challenges of rapid urbanization.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 13 - 25, 2014 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.
Robert Basler, a columnist with the Santa Fe Reporter, visited the Institute recently and says he was able to help out with some of the Institute's more perplexing science and math problems.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2014 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2014.
Capitalism is a complex adaptive system. Like a biological system, it evolves, according to an article in Big Think that links growth in emerging economies with adaptation.
SFI Board of Trustees Chair Michael Mauboussin, in Elliott Turner's blog "Compounding My Interests," describes how complex systems science and SFI have influenced his approach to investing and business.
Tanya Elliot, an SFI Omidyar Fellow from 2009 to 2010, has passed away in her native Australia.
Is urbanization sustainable? That is precisely what a team at SFI is working on, says a Big Think article that features the Institute's cities research.
SFI Omidyar Fellow alum Caroline Buckee is among CNN's ten favorite thinkers for her work to track the spread of malaria using cell phone data.
Four people have been elected to the Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees: Andrew Berg, Katherine Collins, Ian McKinnon, and Sam Peters.
SFI is now accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2014 Complex Systems Summer School, June 8-July 5, 2014, in Santa Fe.
In an SFI Community Lecture on November 6 in Santa Fe, historian George Dyson told the story of how a small band of young geniuses not only built the computer but foresaw the new world it would create.
SFI Science Board member Thomas F. Rosenbaum has been named President of the California Institute of Technology.
On Saturday, November 2, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony presented a unique immersion in sound and science featuring a multimedia presentation by SFI 's Cris Moore interspersed with musical selections.
On the podcast Virtually Speaking Science, science Writer Jennifer Ouellette talks with SFI Research Fellow Simon DeDeo about the basis for understanding complex social systems.
SFI’s annual Business Network and Board of Trustees Symposium in Santa Fe this weekend will explore both the promise and the limits of Big Data, as well as the value of theory in the Big Data context.
Five journalists have been selected for the new Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science.