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How big data can help stop global epidemics
Oct. 22, 2014 -

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, this morning, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers is discussing 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.

Video - Watch Steven Strogatz's SFI Community Lecture 'The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math'
Aug. 12, 2014 -

In an August 6 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, mathematician Steven Strogatz showed how math underpins our lives, from finding the perfect romantic partner to understanding how Google works. Watch the video.

SFI's Project GUTS goes nationwide this school year
Aug. 8, 2014 -

Beginning this school year, Code.org is bringing SFI's afterschool program Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) to the nation's middle school science classrooms.

Video: New documentary celebrates 50 years of BASIC
Aug. 5, 2014 -

SFI External Professor Dan Rockmore is co-creator of a new documentary retelling the advent of the BASIC programming language 50 years ago at Dartmouth College.

Melanie Moses selected for McDonnell Foundation's complex systems scholar award
July 30, 2014 -

SFI External Professor Melanie Moses has been awarded the James S. McDonnell Foundation's 21st Century Science Initiative in Studying Complex Systems – Scholar Award for 2014.

Video: Watch Seth Lloyd's talk 'Is time travel possible? Testing the Grandfather Paradox'
July 30, 2014 -

In a July 16 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, MITs Seth Lloyd proffered a mode of time travel that is both theoretically possible and creatively irresistible. Watch his talk.

Better ways to forecast technological change
July 18, 2014 -

Experts are at SFI this summer examining how technology evolves, in part by building technological trophic networks akin to food webs describing feeding interactions in ecosystems. 

Working group explores the 'frustration' of spin glasses
July 17, 2014 -

Experts invited to a five-day working group at SFI this week will seek a better understanding of spin glasses and how they work.

Help crowdsource the Complexity Explorer
July 14, 2014 -

Complexity Explorer, an online education resource for complexity teachers and learners, is asking for your help. Here’s what you can do.

Bill Miller on SFI: 'You come here to understand things in a different way'
- The Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2014 -

A front-page Wall Street Journal article today profiles SFI Chair Emeritus Bill Miller, featuring his longtime relationship with SFI.

Cities, slums, neighborhoods, people: Watch Luis Bettencourt's lecture
June 27, 2014 -

What is a city? In an SFI Community Lecture June 18 in Santa Fe, SFI Professor Luis Bettencourt peered inside the city, down to the data describing its neighborhoods and its people, for answers. Watch his talk.

Mark Newman receives 2014 Lagrange Prize
June 19, 2014 -

SFI External Professor Mark Newman has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Lagrange Prize for research achievements in the sciences of complexity.

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