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.
During an SFI Community Lecture January 19 in Santa Fe, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu explored the new science of epigenetics and how it might help us understand autism, addiction, and even love.
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.
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.
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.
Why does Earth's physical environment precipitate life, and why don't others (the Moon's, for example)? SFI researchers sought clues during a recent working group at SFI.
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.
A new book by SFI Trustee John Chisholm offers practical advice from his three-decade career as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor...and some ideas from complexity science.
Innovation might be understood as a search in a space of combinatorial possibilities. This week at SFI, a group of experts is seeking the origins of novelty, continuing to build a knowledge base that might lead to a theory of innovation.