Agent-based modeling (ABM) has been used to study everything from economics to biology to political science to business and management. This June, programmers and non-programmers alike can learn to model by enrolling in Introduction to Agent-based Modeling, Complexity Explorer’s massive open online course (MOOC).
This volume pulls together 25 years worth of research that builds a case for universal, mathematical scaling laws and their similarities despite striking differences.
Linguistic conventions, such as the French tu-vous distinction, often signify social inequality. In new research, Sam Bowles and colleagues investigate why some such conventions fade over time while others persist as stubbornly as inequality itself.
Actors presented select scenes from Marin Gazzaniga’s play exploring deeply held assumptions about religion and belief at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on May 9.
In 2016, the postdoctoral fellows at the Santa Fe Institute set out with the goal of going from a novel research question to a publication in just 72 hours. As a result, 72h(S) produced a novel line of research into the dynamics of beneficial epidemics.
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.
This week at SFI, researchers are looking for the ways to measure collective behavior across different systems.
Community detection is an important tool for scientists studying networks, but a new paper published in Science Advances calls into question the common practice of using metadata for ground truth validation.
According to a new paper published this week in PNAS, creating a quantitative and systematic understanding of how cities generate wealth and better living conditions for their residents would be a big step toward achieving the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.
Cormac McCarthy, the celebrated American novelist and a senior fellow at SFI, is publishing his first-ever non-fiction science essay in Nautilus magazine.
In a new paper published in the current issue of the American Journal of Political Science, SFI Omidyar Fellow Marion Dumas looks at 40 years of U.S. environmental laws to ask what impact litigious citizens have on the political bargaining process.
Science in particular has begun to probe the possibilities and limits of Big Data — and is making headway in building new analytic tools, finding new correlations, and achieving theoretic progress.
Simon DeDeo's new tutorial introduces learners to renormalization — a method for blurring small details in order to capture meaningful features of complex systems.
Shannan is the vice president for customer support at Shopify, which provides services for businesses and entrepreneurs who want to set up shop on the internet. Shopify joined SFI’s Applied Complexity Network (ACtioN) in late 2016.
Michael Kearns presented an SFI Community Lecture on machine learning and social norms at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on April 4. Watch his talk here.
Starting this week, a new online tutorial teaches quantitative approaches to understanding game-like interactions between multiple decision makers.