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.
The Santa Fe Institute’s Learning Lab has received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Award to develop and study a robust professional development program for middle school teachers.
An article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided.
John Holland, a pioneer in the study of complex adaptive systems and the leading figure in what became known as genetic algorithms, passed away Sunday morning, August 9, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts provides perspective on the science of creativity, basing many of its findings on an SFI working group held in July 2014.
A new offering from SFI’s online education resource, Complexity Explorer, gives complexity enthusiasts quantitative tools for distinguishing the "complex" aspects of a system from the merely "complicated."
In an SFI Community Lecture on May 6, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offered his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe, and religious experiences. Watch his talk.
In a ceremony Wednesday evening in Santa Fe, SFI awarded science teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors the Institute's 2015 High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.
SFI congratulates Katelynn James and Meghan Hill, both graduates of SFI’s Project GUTS program, who have won the 2014-2015 Supercomputing Challenge.
SFI's 2014 Annual Report is now available online. Here are some of the surprising tidbits you will find between its covers...
Dispersal and adaptation are two fundamental evolutionary strategies available to species given an environment. Generalists, like dandelions, send their offspring far and wide. Specialists, like alpine flowers, adapt to the conditions of a particular place.
During an April 8 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, statistician Susan Murphy showed how a healthcare decision approach that adapts treatment to each patient over time can improve patient outcomes. Watch the talk here.
New research by a team of SFI scientists finds that publicly-traded firms die off at the same rate regardless of their age or economic sector.