In a test of the limits of scientific collaboration, 15 postdocs holed up in a home in the New Mexico foothills recently for three days and nights of intense scientific research. Their goal: produce a novel research paper in just 72 hours.
A new article co-authored by a number of SFI-affiliated researchers explores the psychological barriers that drive our distinct lack of “foresight intelligence” regarding climate change and our failure to take mitigating steps.
In Quantitative Finance, SFI External Professor Stefan Thurner and colleagues suggest that a tax on interbank loans scaled to the risk each transaction adds to the system would more effectively limit financial systemic risk than proposed "one size fits all" risk taxes.
A collaboration of international researchers, including four SFI scientists, has been awarded $8 million to extend our understanding of evolution.
Whooping cough is on the rise in the US, and the adoption of a new vaccine in the 1990s is part of the explanation. Two former SFI Omidyar Fellows propose a hybrid vaccination protocol they say could slash cases by 95 percent.
On Tuesday evening, March 15, at The Lensic in Santa Fe, Gary Marcus offered a cognitive scientist's perspective on what programmers of artificial intelligence can still learn from human cognition.
SFI has selected Will Tracy as its new Vice President for Strategic Partnerships. Tracy will begin work May 11 on a part-time consulting basis and, beginning July 1, will join SFI full-time.
SFI's Luis Bettencourt contributed to a newly-released report that could inform policies to promote innovation in urban centers.
Young male bluebirds may gain an evolutionary advantage by delaying breeding and helping out their parents' nests instead, according to new research led by SFI's Caitlin Stern.
SFI's David Pines has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2016 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.
SFI Professor Cristopher Moore is among 50 mathematical scientists to be elected to the 2016 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society, the AMS announced today.
During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looked to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference. Watch the lecture here.
SFI’s Learning Lab is offering a free online course to build the community of teachers who are offering rich computational thinking experiences through modeling and simulation.
Whether they are groups of ants, people, companies, or economies, social systems are intrinsically complex. Learn new ways to understand complex social systems during our next short course in Santa Fe.