During a ceremony Wednesday evening, May 4, the Santa Fe Institute awarded Melanie McKinley its Prize for Outstanding Teacher, and recognized 13 Santa Fe-area high school seniors for scientific excellence.
Simon DeDeo's new tutorial introduces learners to renormalization — a method for blurring small details in order to capture meaningful features of complex systems.
Starting this week, a new online tutorial teaches quantitative approaches to understanding game-like interactions between multiple decision makers.
Starting February 13, SFI's Complexity Explorer brings back a popular, and free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
A new paper published in the journal Animal Behavior calls for further study of the "audience effect" across animal species by using methods similar to those used in human communication research.
Professor Cristopher Moore and collaborators unveil a more accurate, efficient algorithm for internet recommendations.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs: the 2017 Complex Systems Summer School, June 11-July 7, 2017, in Santa Fe. Apply by February 6, 2017.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2017 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science. Apply by February 14.
During an October 18 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, mathematician Jordan Ellenberg explored how math can help us think about the seemingly uncertain matters that dominate our lives. Watch his talk here.
Class Central, a site that collects information and reviews on thousands of online courses from around the world, recently ranked SFI’s “Introduction to Complexity” online course highest among 614 other online science courses.
A team of ecologists met at SFI recently to begin synthesizing an efficient theory that aims toward a more unified understanding of ecology.
In Nautilus, SFI President David Krakauer takes a critical look at artificial intelligence in light of humanity's long tradition of using tools to augment cognition — and our more recent, perhaps darker tendency to let them do the thinking for us.
Whether it’s walking across hot coals or simply going to church on Sunday, people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they’re ready and willing to contribute to their communities, a new study suggests.
Today, three researchers introduce a new method that reveals interesting and sometime surprising structures in networks, from power grids to the internet, at the micro, macro, and in-between scales.
Most US drivers could perform their daily personal vehicle trips with an electric vehicle, according to a new model by SFI External Professor Jessika Trancik and colleagues.
A new network model shows that replacing infected front-line workers with healthy ones can actually accelerate the spread of certain infections.