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In memoriam: Joseph Traub
Aug. 25, 2015 -

Joseph Traub, a leading figure in developing the field of computational complexity, passed away Monday 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 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.

Why so many sperm? More 'searchers' may be needed to overcome high mortality rate
- Physical Review Letters
May 19, 2015 -

Research by SFI Professor Sid Redner and fellow physicist Baruch Meerson suggests that nature might be relying on large numbers of sperm to solve the "search problem" of fertilization.

Working group explores ways to understand 'nature's flash mobs'
May 18, 2015 -

Researchers are at SFI this week examining ways to understand synchrony – when seemingly unconnected subpopulations of a species rise and fall in unison.

Congrats to teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors selected for SFI's High School Prize
May 14, 2015 -

In a ceremony Wednesday evening in Santa Fe, SFI awarded science teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors the Institute's 2015 High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.

Two Project GUTS graduates win New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge
May 13, 2015 -

SFI congratulates Katelynn James and Meghan Hill, both graduates of SFI’s Project GUTS program, who have won the 2014-2015 Supercomputing Challenge. 

All about the Santa Fe Institute, all in one place
May 5, 2015 -

SFI's 2014 Annual Report is now available online. Here are some of the surprising tidbits you will find between its covers...

SFI selects four new Omidyar Fellows for 2015
May 4, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute has selected four early-career researchers for its prestigious Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship. Meet the new fellows here.

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