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Shopping online this holiday season? Here's how to help the Institute while you're doing it
Nov. 24, 2014 -

When you shop online this holiday season, you could also be supporting great science at the Santa Fe Institute. It's easy. Step 1: Register with AmazonSmile. Step 2: Shop. Learn more...

High school students: Apply now for the Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP)
Nov. 18, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 12 - 24, 2015 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.

Happy Birthday SFI…30 years ago today, the Institute began in earnest
Nov. 11, 2014 -

Thirty years ago today, on November 11, 1984, the second of SFI's two exploratory founding workshops ended and the Institute began in earnest. 

Grad students: Apply now for SFI's Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science
Nov. 11, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2015 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2015.

Workshop at SFI this week takes stock of niche construction research
Nov. 11, 2014 -

Two-dozen researchers from varied fields have convened at SFI this week to assess the current state and future directions of burgeoning research in niche construction: the modification of environments by organisms living in them.

Can satellites and remote sensing help protect indigenous people?
- Royal Society Open Science
Nov. 5, 2014 -

Researchers are using remote-sensing and satellite technology to understand the movements of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Their work could influence policies intended to protect the habitats of "uncontacted" people.

Video - Watch Sid Redner's SFI Community Lecture: 'I get all the news I need from the sports section'
Nov. 5, 2014 -

In the video from an October 15 SFI Community Lecture, SFI's Sid Redner draws on sports statistics to bust a few common myths about scoring streaks, "hot hands," and infamous team curses.

Apply now for SFI's 2015 Complex Systems Summer School
Nov. 4, 2014 -

SFI is now 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.

The new SFI Bulletin is live! SFI@30: Foundations & Frontiers
Nov. 4, 2014 -

In this issue of the SFI Bulletin, seven essayists trace some of the scientific themes that have endured at SFI across the decades. Read the Fall 2014 issue here.

New textbook treats economics 'as if the last three decades had happened'
Nov. 3, 2014 -

A new (and different) economics textbook seeks to transform the way people teach and learn economics. SFI Professor Sam Bowles is a contributor.

NEW! Connect, commune, & collaborate with fellow SFI alumni now
Oct. 28, 2014 -

For the first time, alumni of SFI’s schools and education programs have an online forum for connecting with fellow alumni and maintaining their involvement with the Institute's community.

How big data can help stop global epidemics
Oct. 23, 2014 -

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.

Workshop seeks origins of innovation
Oct. 13, 2014 -

A workshop at SFI this week asks some of the top experts in fields ranging from archaeology and search theory to ecology and technology to examine what commonalities underlie innovation in technological, social, and biological systems.

New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly
Oct. 3, 2014 -

Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI's Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.

New book: W. Brian Arthur on complexity and the economy
Oct. 2, 2014 -

A new book authored by SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur describes complexity economics, from the field’s serendipitous origins in a 1987 conference at SFI through its rising post economic-crisis significance.

Video: Watch Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's talk on urban renewal in Santa Fe
Sept. 30, 2014 -

In a September 3 talk in Santa Fe, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh described his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. SFI's Geoffrey West joined him on stage for a discussion of the science of urban development. Watch the video.

SFI's 2014 Ulam Lectures: Jerry Sabloff on archaeology's lessons for the future
Sept. 29, 2014 -

In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe, SFI President Jerry Sabloff showed how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies. Watch his talks.

Ceremony honors Murray Gell-Mann with Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal
Sept. 26, 2014 -

In a moving ceremony Thursday evening in Santa Fe, Murray Gell-Mann received Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal for his achievements in physics and the sciences.

The Gell-Mann Fund: Help commemorate Murray Gell-Mann's contributions to science
Sept. 26, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute invites you to commemorate Murray Gell-Mann's contributions to science, and to help build his legacy at SFI, by making a gift of any size to the Murray Gell-Mann Fund.

Five journalists selected for SFI's Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science
Sept. 26, 2014 -

Five journalists have been selected the Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science. 

Three online courses start Monday
- complexityexplorer.org
Sept. 26, 2014 -

SFI's Complexity Explorer project will offer three free online courses starting on Monday September 29.

What is creativity, and how can we understand it?
Sept. 26, 2014 -

SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.

SFI's Christa Brelsford wins gold at world paraclimbing championship
Sept. 15, 2014 -

Rock climber and SFI Postdoctoral Fellow Christa Brelsford has won gold in the Paraclimbing World Championship in Gijon, Spain.

McKinnon family's $2.5 million gift to help expand SFI education programs
Sept. 4, 2014 -

The McKinnon family has made a generous gift of $2.5 million to support the Santa Fe Institute’s education programs.

SFI's Mercedes Pascual receives MacArthur Award in ecology
Aug. 22, 2014 -

SFI External Professor and Science Board member Mercedes Pascual has been awarded the Ecological Society of America's prestigious Robert H. MacArthur Award.

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