By measuring how closely words’ meanings are related within and between languages, a research team has revealed that for many universal concepts, the world’s languages feature a common structure of semantic relatedness.
Our historic vulnerability to climate change can inform the way we manage climate-induced disasters, according to newly-published research conceived in a series of SFI working groups.
A team from the Santa Fe Institute, Arizona State University, and Slum Dwellers International has been selected to find new ways to help the world's poorest, most vulnerable communities.
Blumsack and Hines study the interconnected social and physical variables that influence whether people get electric energy services when and where they need them.
In February 2015, a reporter and a photographer from Germany's brand eins magazine journeyed to Santa Fe to sample the quirky and innovative research culture of SFI.
Interdisciplinary, collaborative research takes place in shared cognitive, emotional, and interactional space
A new paper takes an empirical approach to interdisciplinary science, drawing on case studies of collaborative research networks from SFI, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
As the Paris climate conference approaches, a new report by SFI External Professor Jessika Trancik’s lab advocates for more realistic energy policies that acknowledge, and employ, complex systems approaches.
SFI's David Pines has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2016 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.
Months before the release of Cormac McCarthy's forthcoming novel, an auditorium-capacity crowd – including a reporter from Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Germany – was treated to a reading of some of its passages.
In a video interview with Michael Mauboussin, Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why non-causal, statistical models routinely outperform intuition. Watch the discussion.