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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. 

SFI Community Lecture October 14: Cordelia Fine on delusions of gender
Oct. 1, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture on Wednesday evening, October 14, in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looks to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference.

The poor get sicker: SFI's Sam Scarpino on poverty and diseases October 14 in Santa Fe
Oct. 1, 2015 -

During a Creative Mornings talk on Wednesday, October 14, in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino will explain why we must factor in poverty if we want to understand, and manage, the spread of disease.

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.

SFI’s Rockmore, Krakauer on Turing tests and singularities
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
Aug. 16, 2015 -

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Rockmore and David Krakauer propose a “Terminator test” to gauge not whether an intelligence is a convincing likeness of a human’s, but whether it replaces or surpasses a human’s.

Santa Fe Institute’s main building named after legendary scientist Murray Gell-Mann
Aug. 12, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute this week renamed its main building after legendary physicist and complex systems pioneer Murray Gell-Mann.

Complexity science giant John Holland passes away at 86
Aug. 10, 2015 -

John Holland, a pioneer in the study of complex adaptive systems and the leading figure in what became known as genetic algorithms, passed away Sunday morning, August 9, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

David Krakauer becomes SFI's new president
Aug. 5, 2015 -

In interviews with Santa Fe-area reporters this month, new SFI President David Krakauer asks what the Institute's unique role in science should be and what questions the Institute might be asking.

Jessica Flack rejoins SFI's resident faculty
Aug. 4, 2015 -

Jessica Flack rejoined the Santa Fe Institute's resident faculty this week as a professor.

Collaborative book receives design award
- The Design Observer Group
Aug. 4, 2015 -

A book containing a written piece by SFI President David Krakauer has been recognized as one of the 50 most pleasing books of 2014 by The Design Observer Group.

Santa Fe Institute welcomes endangered Santa Fe cholla
Aug. 3, 2015 -

On Saturday morning, August 1, some two dozen volunteers introduced an endangered cactus to the grounds of the Santa Fe Institute..

Murray Gell-Mann on quarks, pentaquarks, and what's next for particle physics
July 17, 2015 -

Murray Gell-Mann responds to CERN’s discovery of a never-before-seen subatomic particle, with hypotheses for future experimental discoveries.

Charity Navigator awards SFI 4 stars for transparency and accountability
July 6, 2015 -

SFI has earned the highest possible rating from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator, recognizing the Institute’s governance, fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Study: Is the whooping cough resurgence due to vaccinated people not knowing they’re infectious?
- BMC Medicine
June 24, 2015 -

The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms, suggests a new study by two SFI researchers in BMC Medicine.

Working group: Instabilities and control of networked networks
June 24, 2015 -

SFI External Professors Jim Crutchfield and Raissa D’Souza are coordinating a working group at SFI this week that is considering the special problems of interconnected networks – in other words, networks of networks.

Information engines: Computing & communication on the nanoscale
June 23, 2015 -

SFI External Professors Jim Crutchfield and Raissa D’Souza are coordinating a working group at SFI this week to explore information processing on the nanoscale using recent innovations in nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

Three trustees elected to SFI's board
June 5, 2015 -

SFI’s Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Fred Dotzler of De Novo Ventures, Jacques Dubois of Swiss Re America Holding Corp. (retired), and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital.

Watch Alan Lightman's SFI lecture on 'The World You Thought You Knew'
May 28, 2015 -

In an SFI Community Lecture on May 6, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offered his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe, and religious experiences. Watch his talk.

Experts ask whether genes and languages should be studied together
May 26, 2015 -

Experts have gathered at SFI this week to explore whether human languages, passed culturally from generation to generation, and genes should be studied as a co-evolutionary process -- and how scientists might begin to do that.

Addressing the 'wicked' problem of sustainability through the complex systems lens
- Journal of Industrial Ecology
May 20, 2015 -

In an article for the Journal of Industrial Ecology, SFI’s Luís Bettencourt and Christa Brelsford take a complex systems perspective on the problem of sustainable development, describing differing scientific approaches to its exploration.

Working group asks what higher math can do for computer science
May 19, 2015 -

Computer scientists have barely scratched the surface of what higher math might offer their field, so two SFI scientists are hosting a meeting of experts this week to dig a little deeper.

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