The Penn Museum has announced it will award the prestigious Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal to SFI President Jerry Sabloff during a special dinner on April 25 in Philadelphia.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking an uncommon leader to guide this world-renowned nonprofit research and education center. If you know a great candidate, pass it on.
In an SFI Community Lecture March 12, evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explained why our brains are hard-wired to maintain meaningful relationships with no more than around 150 people -- and this includes Internet relationships. Watch the lecture.
An analysis led by SFI's Marcus Hamilton paints a grim picture of the experiences of indigenous societies following contact with Western Europeans, but also offers hope to those seeking to preserve Brazil’s remaining indigenous societies.
In an SFI seminar video, SFI journalism fellow Julie Rehmeyer explores society's poor handling of illnesses without clear causal mechanisms or sharply-defined symptoms, including her firsthand experience with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr. Zen, the Institute's beloved cat, passed away Friday afternoon, March 21, at the age of 18, following a series of continually worsening health problems.
Analysis of a highly detailed picture of feeding relationships among 700 species from a 48 million year old ecosystem provides the most compelling evidence to date that ancient food webs were organized much like modern food webs.
In an SFI Community Lecture on February 12 in Santa Fe, Ross Hammond looked to complex systems science for promising new approaches to the global obesity epidemic. Watch the video.
At the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Chicago today, SFI Professor Luis Bettencourt discussed the relationships among urban growth, creativity, and sustainability.
The same set of equations can be used to describe the development patterns of all human settlements, from the ancient cities of the Toltecs and Aztecs to modern megacities today, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.
In a January 8 SFI Community Lecture, conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy examined the impacts of climate change and explored how we might manage both biological and human economic systems to reduce its long-term effects. Watch his talk.
A collaboration at SFI January 13-15 at SFI explores how shifts in behavior can prompt feedback effects through human social systems and often shape institutions.
Imagine you knew everything about the current universe and all the laws governing its evolution. Endowed with such knowledge, you could then predict the future, right? Not so, says SFI Professor David Wolpert.
In a special Science On Screen event Tuesday, February 11, physicist Geoffrey West and director Mark Levinson introduced the hit documentary film PARTICLE FEVER, the story of the machine and the people who sought, and found, the elusive Higgs boson.
SFI President Jerry Sabloff has been selected to receive the Society for American Archaeology's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014.
SFI Chair of the Faculty Jennifer Dunne has announced that Mirta Galesic has been selected as SFI's next Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics. Galesic plans to join SFI in January 2015.
The popular Science On Screen series continues Tuesday evening, January 21, in Santa Fe with SFI External Professor Ole Peters presenting The Road, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.
SFI's free online course, Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos with College of the Atlantic professor David Feldman, has begun. You can enroll and begin taking the course any time.
In an SFI Community Lecture on November 6 in Santa Fe, historian George Dyson told the story of how a small band of young geniuses not only built the computer but foresaw the new world it would create. Watch his talk.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by February 7, 2014.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 13 - 25, 2014 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2014 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2014.
Tanya Elliot, an SFI Omidyar Fellow from 2009 to 2010, has passed away in her native Australia.
Four people have been elected to the Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees: Andrew Berg, Katherine Collins, Ian McKinnon, and Sam Peters.
SFI Science Board member Thomas F. Rosenbaum has been named President of the California Institute of Technology.