In a new paper for Physical Review E, SFI External Professor Liz Bradley and colleagues quantify predictability, with a strategy for determining which predictive method best suits a given system.
Experts are meeting at SFI this week to discuss ways to gather and use information about cities and their role in human development in a rapidly urbanizing world.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 12 - 24, 2015 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.
Thirty years ago today, on November 11, 1984, the second of SFI's two exploratory founding workshops ended and the Institute began in earnest.
Two-dozen researchers from varied fields have convened at SFI this week to assess the current state and future directions of burgeoning research in niche construction: the modification of environments by organisms living in them.
To understand market crashes and bubbles, SFI's Geoffrey West and three co-authors advocate a revised view that treats an economy like biologists might think about an ecosystem rife with evolutionary dynamics.
Researchers are using remote-sensing and satellite technology to understand the movements of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Their work could influence policies intended to protect the habitats of "uncontacted" people.
Video - Watch Sid Redner's SFI Community Lecture: 'I get all the news I need from the sports section'
In the video from an October 15 SFI Community Lecture, SFI's Sid Redner draws on sports statistics to bust a few common myths about scoring streaks, "hot hands," and infamous team curses.
In a letter to the journal Science, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino and co-authors stress the importance of understanding mobility patterns to dynamically model the spread of Ebola.
In this issue of the SFI Bulletin, seven essayists trace some of the scientific themes that have endured at SFI across the decades. Read the Fall 2014 issue here.
A new (and different) economics textbook seeks to transform the way people teach and learn economics. SFI Professor Sam Bowles is a contributor.
SFI External Professor Aaron Clauset co-authors an article on how mathematical models might forecast the spread of state and national social policies, such as those legalizing marijuana.
SFI postdoc Christa Brelsford and co-author Xin Lu analyze online activity before and after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, finding that certain communities form, expand, and become more connected following an extreme event.
SFI's Sam Bowles explains why some incentives go wrong in an article in The Guardian that examines at the record of various cash incentive schemes, including a proposed program that would pay British doctors to diagnose dementia patients.
Former SFI Omidyar Fellow Nathan Eagle explains how the data trails we generate in our everyday activities can be “mined” to improve society.
For the first time, alumni of SFI’s schools and education programs have an online forum for connecting with fellow alumni and maintaining their involvement with the Institute's community.
SFI External Professor Andreas Wagner addresses a question that has confounded theoretical biologists: how do evolutionary innovations arise in the first place?