Whether they are groups of ants, people, companies, or economies, social systems are intrinsically complex. Learn new ways to understand complex social systems during our next short course in Santa Fe.
SFI VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and Science Board member Robert May are among 14 researchers whose work is recognized for expanding the scientific understanding of food webs over the last century.
A new paper in PLOS ONE by External Professor Michael Hochberg and colleagues computes how human social groups pass through different phases in their growth, structure, and behavior.
In her two 2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures, SFI's Jennifer Dunne reveals new ways to understand the sustainability of ecosystems past, present, and future. Watch the videos here.
A study of aggression in monk parakeets suggests that where they stand in the pecking order is a function of the bird’s carefully calibrated perceptions of the rank of their fellow feathered friends.
According to new research from SFI Professor Nihat Ay and colleagues, seemingly complex motor behaviors can arise from surprisingly simple brains.
Paper: Does our understanding of food web structure change with the spatial scale at which we observe it?
In a new paper in Ecology and Evolution, SFI VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and colleagues ask whether our understanding of how food webs are organized changes with the spatial dimension at which we observe them.
This week at SFI, a group of scholars is meeting at SFI to develop a common language for combining vast and varied stores of linguistics data.
A "new economic synthesis" is under way that might help topple long-held notions in neoclassical economics, according to a feature article in New Scientist that quotes a number of SFI researchers.
An article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided.
In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Rockmore and David Krakauer propose a “Terminator test” to gauge not whether an intelligence is a convincing likeness of a human’s, but whether it replaces or surpasses a human’s.
A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer unfolded August 5 in Santa Fe, in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger.
On August 14, National Navajo Code Talkers Day, SFI commemorates the World War II Code Talkers' remarkable achievement in using an evolved human language to create the most advanced encryption algorithms of the day.
The Santa Fe Institute this week renamed its main building after legendary physicist and complex systems pioneer Murray Gell-Mann.
John Holland, a pioneer in the study of complex adaptive systems and the leading figure in what became known as genetic algorithms, passed away Sunday morning, August 9, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.