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.
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.
Ambiguity in language, including words with multiple meanings, actually make communication easier and may be an inevitable consequence of a language’s evolution, according to a new SFI working paper.
A conversation between SFI’s Murray Gell-Mann, a physicist, and oncologist David Agus at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival inspired Agus to change the way he thinks about cancer.
Our Spring 2014 issue of the SFI Bulletin, “How Life Got Complex,” asks why, and how, some biological systems on Earth have evolved to be ever-more complex, even intelligent.
SFI's 2013 Annual Report is more than a comprehensive guide to the Santa Fe Institute. It's also a handy cheat sheet for our first-ever SFI trivia quiz. You could win a prize.
In an SFI Community Lecture Wednesday, May 14, in Santa Fe, philosopher Daniel Dennett asked: if free will is an illusion, should we conclude that we don’t need real free will to be responsible for our actions? Watch the video.
A workshop this week at SFI asks how well web-based disease trackers like Google Flu Trends actually work, and seeks ways they can be made to work better.
Hooray! With your help, we met — and surpassed — our goal for Give Grande New Mexico yesterday, raising $9,313 that will help hard-working high school students attend C.A.M.P. this summer.
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.