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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Articles in CityLab and MIT Technology Review highlight new SFI research on metropolitan buildings, population size, innovation, and a city’s carbon footprint.
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.
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.
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.
For the second consecutive year, SFI has earned the highest possible rating from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator.
Simon Levin will receive the U.S. National Medal of Science—the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in science.
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.
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).
SFI Professor David Wolpert has been named a fellow of the Institute of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2016 Global Sustainability Summer School on Urban Sustainability. Apply by February 23, 2016.
During an SFI Community Lecture November 18 in Santa Fe, neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explained the neural workings that underlie identity. Watch it here.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2016 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2016.
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.
SFI's David Pines has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2016 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.
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.
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.
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.
Science spotlights a new approach to identifying cells based on a recent working group at SFI.