A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words’ pronunciations most likely occurred offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to their earliest common ancestor or ancestors.
A new book co-authored by SFI External Professor D. Eric Smith adopts an evolutionary game theory framework in which individual types and interactions are mapped to evolutionary fitness as a game played among agents in the population.
Paper: Role of institutions' prestige in faculty hiring negatively affects scholarly diversity, innovation
A quantitative investigation of the roles played by academic institutions' prestige in faculty hiring reveals a "closed doctoral ecosystem" that negatively affect a field’s ideas diversity, growth, and inventiveness.
New research led by Paul Hooper, a former SFI Omidyar Fellow now at Emory University, explores the evolutionary implications of food sharing across generations in Amazonian forager-farmer societies.
SFI is playing a leading role in an international scientific conference on complex systems science to be held this fall in Tempe, Arizona.
During an SFI Community Lecture January 14 in Santa Fe, Stanford linguist Daniel Jurafsky explored the stunningly complex language of food and what it tells us about our culture and society. Watch it now.
Author Hampton Sides, a best-selling narrative historian, has been named a Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute for 2015.
In Nautilus magazine, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explores why Nigeria has fared better in the Ebola outbreak than its similarly-impoverished neighbors.
SFI and Arizona State University have launched a major new research and education collaboration that focuses on problems at the intersections of complex biological and social systems.
SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2015 Complex Systems Summer School, June 7-July 3, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January 13, 2015.
Transmission of the Ebola virus occurs in social clusters and fewer cases go unreported than previously thought, according to an international research team that includes two SFI researchers.
Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explains how mathematical epidemiologists can help slow the spread of the Ebola virus by mapping its patterns of transmission.
In an SFI Community Lecture November 12 in Santa Fe, psychologist Ginger Rhodes and author Richard Rhodes explored the history of the socialization of violence and make an argument for early intervention. Watch their talk.
In PLOS Biology, a paper co-authored by Omidyar Fellows Caitlin Stern and Jeremy Van Cleve explores the role of mathematical modeling in evolutionary biology.
In a new paper in PNAS, two SFI researchers demonstrate a better way to reliably cluster networks into communities using methods borrowed from statistical physics.
SFI Professor Cristopher Moore was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society on November 22, 2014.
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