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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five journalists have been selected the Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science.
Rock climber and SFI Postdoctoral Fellow Christa Brelsford has won gold in the Paraclimbing World Championship in Gijon, Spain.
The McKinnon family has made a generous gift of $2.5 million to support the Santa Fe Institute’s education programs.
SFI External Professor and Science Board member Mercedes Pascual has been awarded the Ecological Society of America's prestigious Robert H. MacArthur Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experts invited to a five-day working group at SFI this week will seek a better understanding of spin glasses and how they work.
A front-page Wall Street Journal article today profiles SFI Chair Emeritus Bill Miller, featuring his longtime relationship with SFI.