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John Templeton Foundation grants SFI $2.5 million to pursue general theory of complexity
Feb. 27, 2015 -

SFI has been awarded a three year, $2.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support a daring scientific pursuit: developing a general theory of complexity.

Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course in Santa Fe
Feb. 24, 2015 -

Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course — Exploring Complexity in Social Systems and Economics — August 25-27 in Santa Fe.

Paper: Ancient and modern cities aren't so different
- Science Advances
Feb. 23, 2015 -

Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at SFI and UC Boulder.

Tracing languages back to their earliest common ancestor through sound shifts
- Current Biology
Feb. 19, 2015 -

A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words’ pronunciations most likely occurred offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to their earliest common ancestor or ancestors.

New book posits an evolutionary game theory approach to fitness
Feb. 18, 2015 -

A new book co-authored by SFI External Professor D. Eric Smith adopts an evolutionary game theory framework in which individual types and interactions are mapped to evolutionary fitness as a game played among agents in the population.

SFI ranks among the world's top science and technology 'think tanks'
Feb. 12, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute again has ranked among the world's top science and technology think tanks.

A family affair: Sharing of food across generations contributes to humans' long life histories
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Feb. 11, 2015 -

New research led by Paul Hooper, a former SFI Omidyar Fellow now at Emory University, explores the evolutionary implications of food sharing across generations in Amazonian forager-farmer societies.

SFI to support first North American ECCS conference
- ECCS
Feb. 5, 2015 -

SFI is playing a leading role in an international scientific conference on complex systems science to be held this fall in Tempe, Arizona.

Watch Daniel Jurafsky's SFI talk - Eating our words: What the language of food says about us
Jan. 21, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture January 14 in Santa Fe, Stanford linguist Daniel Jurafsky explored the stunningly complex language of food and what it tells us about our culture and society. Watch it now.

Author Hampton Sides selected as 2015 Miller Scholar
Jan. 13, 2015 -

Author Hampton Sides, a best-selling narrative historian, has been named a Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute for 2015.

Tale of four (impoverished) countries: Why Ebola goes viral or dies out
- Nautilus
Jan. 13, 2015 -

In Nautilus magazine, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explores why Nigeria has fared better in the Ebola outbreak than its similarly-impoverished neighbors.

ASU-SFI agreement establishes new Center for Biosocial Complex Systems
Jan. 12, 2015 -

SFI and Arizona State University have launched a major new research and education collaboration that focuses on problems at the intersections of complex biological and social systems.

Deadline alert - Apply now for SFI's 2015 Complex Systems Summer School
Jan. 6, 2015 -

SFI is 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.

David Krakauer selected as SFI's next president
Dec. 15, 2014 -

David Krakauer, an evolutionary theorist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the Santa Fe Institute’s next president. He plans to join SFI on August 1, 2015.

Jessica Flack to rejoin SFI's resident faculty
Dec. 15, 2014 -

Jessica Flack will rejoin the Santa Fe Institute's resident faculty on August 1, 2015 as a professor, SFI Vice President for Science Jennifer Dunne announced today.

Stephanie Forrest named IEEE Fellow for 2015
- UNM
Dec. 15, 2014 -

SFI Science Board member and External Professor Stephanie Forrest has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2015.

Video: Ginger and Richard Rhodes on 'Why we kill: Violence as socialization'
Dec. 11, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture November 12 in Santa Fe, psychologist Ginger Rhodes and author Richard Rhodes explored the history of the socialization of violence and make an argument for early intervention. Watch their talk.

Paper: A better way to find communities in networks
- PNAS
Dec. 8, 2014 -

In a new paper in PNAS, two SFI researchers demonstrate a better way to reliably cluster networks into communities using methods borrowed from statistical physics.

SFI Professor Cris Moore named a fellow of the American Physical Society
Dec. 4, 2014 -

SFI Professor Cristopher Moore was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society on November 22, 2014.

Two new trustees elected to SFI's board
Dec. 4, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute's Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members: Remi Barbier of Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and Andrew Feldstein of BlueMountain Capital Management.

Announcing SFI Alumni Community T-shirt design competition
Dec. 4, 2014 -

We invite you to send in a candidate slogan for a new Alumni Community T-shirt. Entry deadline December 31, 2014.

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.

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