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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SFI's Cris Moore named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society
Oct. 30, 2015 -

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.

In gene networks, it’s location, location, location
Oct. 28, 2015 -

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.

The poor get sicker: SFI's Sam Scarpino on poverty and diseases October 14 in Santa Fe
Oct. 28, 2015 -

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.

SFI Community Lecture: Cordelia Fine on delusions of gender
Oct. 26, 2015 -

During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looked to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference. Watch the lecture here.

John Chisholm's new book offers advice for entrepreneurs, ideas from complexity
Oct. 19, 2015 -

A new book by SFI Trustee John Chisholm offers practical advice from his three-decade career as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor...and some ideas from complexity science.

SFI's Learning Lab offers free online course for high school teachers
Oct. 12, 2015 -

SFI’s Learning Lab is offering a free online course to build the community of teachers who are offering rich computational thinking experiences through modeling and simulation.

Author Neal Stephenson named an SFI Miller Scholar
Oct. 1, 2015 -

Author Neal Stephenson has joined the Santa Fe Institute as a Miller Scholar. He will visit the Institute periodically through the end of 2016. 

Register now for SFI's next short course, January 5-7 in Santa Fe
Sept. 30, 2015 -

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.

Undergraduates: Apply now for SFI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program
Sept. 24, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by January 4, 2016.

Computational thinking & modeling in the classroom: New NSF grant to prep teachers
Sept. 24, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute’s Learning Lab has received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Award to develop and study a robust professional development program for middle school teachers.

In memoriam: Joseph Traub
Aug. 25, 2015 -

Joseph Traub, a leading figure in developing the field of computational complexity, passed away Monday morning, August 24, in Santa Fe.

Newsweek features recent Drake, Krakauer, McCarthy, & McCarthy art-meets-science event
- Newsweek
Aug. 17, 2015 -

An article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided.

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