News + Events
The latest news and events at the Santa Fe Institute
Evolution Beneath the Waves
Drew Allen, former member of SFI's weekly scaling group, appeared on NPR to discuss his current work in evolutionary biology. The paper that the story references appears in the June 13 issue of PNAS and is co-authored with several SFI-affiliated researchers including Van Savage and Jim Brown.
2006 Fellowship Recipient
John Mark Agosta, of Intel Corp., is the recipient of the 2006 Business Network Fellowship. In his application, John proposed to apply methods with origins in Bayesian decision theory and modeling to autonomous collaboration among networked computers. At Intel, John is part of Intel Research's DDI network intrusion project, where his work involves developing probabilistic models for intelligent diagnosis and management.
New Book By Business Network Member (PDF)
Eric Beinhocker, of McKinsey Global Institute, has written a new book, The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Aimed at a non-academic general and business audience, Eric's book prominently features the work of SFI researchers such as Professor J. Doyne Farmer and Professor Sam Bowles. Read a review of the book in Wired magazine.
Business Network Member Featured in Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review selected Jeffrey R. Cares, President & CEO of SFI Business Network Member Alidade Incorportaed, for HBR's The List -- Breakthrough Ideas for 2006. Jeff was featured at #5 -- Battle of the Networks. The article appeared in the May 2006 issue.
Speakers Confirmed for June Meeting
Stephanie Forrest, Geoffrey West, Raissa D'Souza, and Melanie Moses have been confirmed as speakers for the Topical Meeting scheduled for June 28 in Seattle, WA.
Today is the last day to register for the Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Course.
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Course
Argonne National Laboratory and SFI will be hosting an intensive introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) with a focus on business applications on April 24-28, 2006.
Winter 2006 Bulletin Available
The current issue of this annual magazine informs SFI's friends and supporters about work at the Institute (PDF 19 MB).
SFI Featured in National Geographic
SFI is mentioned in the March 2006 issue of National Geographic. "The Origin of Life Through Chemistry," an article by Joel Achenbach, describes work by Harold Morowitz, Professor, George Mason University, and Eric Smith, Professor, SFI.
SFI Featured in the Santa Fean
"The Science of Synergy" by Elizabeth Wolf in the March 2006 issue focuses on SFI and includes discussions with George Cowan, Murray Gell-Mann, and Geoffrey West. Download the article in PDF format (704 KB).
Watts in Science
Duncan Watts (External Faculty) coauthored a report in the February 10, 2006 issue of Science entitled "Experimental Study of Inequality and Unpredictability in an Artificial Cultural Market."