SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino describes how SFI scientists, working with public health officials, are using mathematical models to explore the interacting factors contributing to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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?
In a blog post for the Computer Science Teachers Association, Irene Lee, Director of SFI’s Learning Lab, advocates for afterschool programs as great venues for K-12 students to learn computer science.
Proceedings from the 2014 Complex Systems Summer School are now posted, complete with a network map of the students’ collaborations.
Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI's Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.
A new book authored by SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur describes complexity economics, from the field’s serendipitous origins in a 1987 conference at SFI through its rising post economic-crisis significance.
SFI External Professor Melanie Mitchell tells readers of the Computing Community Consortium blog "Catalyst" about SFI's new online course offerings.
In a September 3 talk in Santa Fe, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh described his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. SFI's Geoffrey West joined him on stage for a discussion of the science of urban development. Watch the video.
In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe, SFI President Jerry Sabloff showed how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies. Watch his talks.