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At the heart of economics, a gamble
Feb. 6, 2016 -

Simple gambles extend through all major branches of economic theory. And, according to a new paper by SFI’s Ole Peters and Murray Gell-Mann, we’ve been wrongly conceptualizing them for some 350 years.

Anomalous economists to convene at SFI
Feb. 5, 2016 -

Authors of a free, interactive open-access economics textbook meet at SFI to discuss new ways to teach the subject as a complex, dynamical system.

Video: Karissa Sanbonmatsu on DNA, love, and gender
Feb. 5, 2016 -

During an SFI Community Lecture January 19 in Santa Fe, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu explored the new science of epigenetics and how it might help us understand autism, addiction, and even love. 

Mapping the movements of birds and beasts
Feb. 4, 2016 -

Using aerial drones to track the movements and interactions of a migrating herd of caribou, SFI Omidyar Fellow Andrew Berdahl plans to test a hypothesis that traveling en masse helps the herd navigate.

Semantically speaking: Does meaning structure unite languages?
Feb. 1, 2016 -

By measuring how closely words’ meanings are related within and between languages, a research team has revealed that for many universal concepts, the world’s languages feature a common structure of semantic relatedness.

Human vulnerability is key to managing climate challenges
Feb. 1, 2016 -

Our historic vulnerability to climate change can inform the way we manage climate-induced disasters, according to newly-published research conceived in a series of SFI working groups.

A science of city skylines?
- Technology Review
Jan. 29, 2016 -

Articles in CityLab and MIT Technology Review highlight new SFI research on metropolitan buildings, population size, innovation, and a city’s carbon footprint.

How to make slums more resilient to climate change
Jan. 28, 2016 -

A team from the Santa Fe Institute, Arizona State University, and Slum Dwellers International has been selected to find new ways to help the world's poorest, most vulnerable communities.

Adapting to adaptations
- Nature Scientific Reports
Jan. 11, 2016 -

A new paper by SFI External Professor Juan Pérez-Mercader and colleague Matthew Egbert addresses the puzzle of how organisms regulate and respond to their own adaptations.

A winning strategy for multicellular life
- Evolutionary Ecology
Jan. 6, 2016 -

Environmental triggers may have tipped the transition from single- to multi-cellular life, according to new research by SFI REU Emma Wolinsky and Omidyar Fellow Eric Libby.

SFI earns second 4-star charity rating
Dec. 26, 2015 -

For the second consecutive year, SFI has earned the highest possible rating from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator.

Levin to receive National Medal of Science for his research in ecological complexity
Dec. 23, 2015 -

Simon Levin will receive the U.S. National Medal of Science—the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in science. 

Workshop: An overdue overhaul for network theory
Dec. 17, 2015 -

Moving beyond an antiquated view of networks and assembling researchers from disparate fields to forge novel insights about networks are the dual goals of a recent workshop at SFI.

Two new trustees elected to SFI’s Board
Dec. 7, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members-- Ted Rogers of American Industrial Partners and Gene Stark of Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired).

David Wolpert named an IEEE fellow
Dec. 2, 2015 -

SFI Professor David Wolpert has been named a fellow of the Institute of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Interdisciplinary, collaborative research takes place in shared cognitive, emotional, and interactional space
Nov. 30, 2015 -

A new paper takes an empirical approach to interdisciplinary science, drawing on case studies of collaborative research networks from SFI, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

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.

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