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.
Science spotlights a new approach to identifying cells based on a recent working group at SFI.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Thorny problems and wild frontiers are the subject of this week's workshop at SFI on wildness.
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.
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.
Whether they are groups of ants, people, companies, or economies, social systems are intrinsically complex. Learn new ways to understand complex social systems during our next short course in Santa Fe.
A working group at SFI this week is exploring the co-evolution of mammals and grassland habitats.
SFI VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and Science Board member Robert May are among 14 researchers whose work is recognized for expanding the scientific understanding of food webs over the last century.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by January 4, 2016.
A new paper in PLOS ONE by External Professor Michael Hochberg and colleagues computes how human social groups pass through different phases in their growth, structure, and behavior.
Omidyar Fellow Yoav Kallus co-organized a workshop at SFI in mid September to explore how self-assembling materials do what they do.
A study of aggression in monk parakeets suggests that where they stand in the pecking order is a function of the bird’s carefully calibrated perceptions of the rank of their fellow feathered friends.
According to new research from SFI Professor Nihat Ay and colleagues, seemingly complex motor behaviors can arise from surprisingly simple brains.
Joseph Traub, a leading figure in developing the field of computational complexity, passed away Monday morning, August 24, in Santa Fe.