Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.
On May 17 in Santa Fe, SFI's Murray Gell-Mann joined screenwriter Danny Rubin to give the comedy classic "Groundhog Day" a novel spin: Can Bill Murray help us understand the essence of scientific practice? Watch the video.
Are historic events inevitable based on the conditions in which they arise, or are they a unique result of the particular actions of people? SFI Omidyar Fellow Scott Ortman explores this big question in a brief video. Watch it here.
In an SFI community lecture in Santa Fe, author James Gleick tells the story of information and explored some ways information technologies have changed the very nature of human consciousness. Watch his presentation here.
In the Huffington Post, SFI's Dan Rockmore and David Krakauer imagine a vastly different university of the future -- decentralized, infused with information technologies, and rich in transdisciplinary collaboration.
In an SFI Community Lecture on April 9 in Santa Fe, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein considered intuition as an essential part of our moral and philosophical thinking. Watch the video here.
In September in Santa Fe, SFI Business Network members joined national and regional educators to explore the complexities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States.
SFI Omidyar Fellow Simon DeDeo describes his interest in "natural computation" -- in particular whether researchers can describe and analyze conflicts in animal societies as a series of computations.
On Sunday, October 30, in Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony collaborated to produce a unique concert event exploring the interface between music and science. Listen to the radio interview here.
In an October 5 community lecture, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling explored how free access to digital media is blurring the lines between intellectual property and individual expression and what that means for copyright law. Watch the video here.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking nominations and applications for resident faculty positions.
In a short video profile of SFI's Omidyar Fellows, Simon DeDeo describes his research to better understand evolutionary processes through "computations" in nature. Watch it here.
In a short video, SFI Omidyar Fellow Anne Kandler describes her research to model mathematically the decline of the Gaelic language of Scotland in search of insights about how endangered cultures might be preserved. Watch it here.
In an SFI Community Lecture, External Professor Jessica Green describes how she and other scientists are beginning to understand the ecologies of indoor environments. The research offers new insights about sustainability and human well being. Watch it here.
Former SFI Omidyar Fellow Jessika Trancik has been awarded a PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellowship for select “high- potential” scientists who work in “areas of critical importance to the nation and the planet.”
Three SFI researchers recently mentored four Santa Fe-area high-school students. The mentorship culminated in a community service project through which the students analyzed data on water quality from local wells, assessing the effect of water usage on levels of contamination in the well water.