The same set of equations can be used to describe the development patterns of all human settlements, from the ancient cities of the Toltecs and Aztecs to modern megacities today, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.
In a January 8 SFI Community Lecture, conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy examined the impacts of climate change and explored how we might manage both biological and human economic systems to reduce its long-term effects. Watch his talk.
Imagine you knew everything about the current universe and all the laws governing its evolution. Endowed with such knowledge, you could then predict the future, right? Not so, says SFI Professor David Wolpert.
In a special Science On Screen event Tuesday, February 11, physicist Geoffrey West and director Mark Levinson introduced the hit documentary film PARTICLE FEVER, the story of the machine and the people who sought, and found, the elusive Higgs boson.
SFI President Jerry Sabloff has been selected to receive the Society for American Archaeology's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014.
SFI Chair of the Faculty Jennifer Dunne has announced that Mirta Galesic has been selected as SFI's next Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics. Galesic plans to join SFI in January 2015.
The popular Science On Screen series continues Tuesday evening, January 21, in Santa Fe with SFI External Professor Ole Peters presenting The Road, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.
In an SFI Community Lecture on November 6 in Santa Fe, historian George Dyson told the story of how a small band of young geniuses not only built the computer but foresaw the new world it would create. Watch his talk.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by February 7, 2014.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 13 - 25, 2014 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2014 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2014.
Tanya Elliot, an SFI Omidyar Fellow from 2009 to 2010, has passed away in her native Australia.
SFI Science Board member Thomas F. Rosenbaum has been named President of the California Institute of Technology.
On Saturday, November 2, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony presented a unique immersion in sound and science featuring a multimedia presentation by SFI 's Cristopher Moore interspersed with musical selections.
SFI’s annual Business Network and Board of Trustees Symposium in Santa Fe this weekend will explore both the promise and the limits of Big Data, as well as the value of theory in the Big Data context.
Five journalists have been selected for the new Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science.
A meeting this week at SFI seeks to promote the development of a theory of sustainability along with the identification of data and knowledge systems to support that theory.
SFI’s Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) afterschool program has been recognized with one of two national Impact Awards from the Afterschool Alliance and the Noyce Foundation.