A group of ecologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists studying pre and non-industrial human communities in places around the world are working to compile, analyze, and model data about these many types of interactions to see how they vary or stay the same across cultures, ecologies, and environments over time.
The newly-established SFI Press is pleased to announce the publication of its first volume, History, Big History, & Metahistory.
In his new book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy, SFI External Professor Scott Page traces a causative path to the benefits that emerge when people possessing a variety of “cognitive repertoires” come together to think, solve, and create.
In the Middle Ages, did contracting leprosy necessarily increase a person's chances of dying? Yes, says a new paper. But it's complicated.
In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe on September 25-26, economist John Geanakoplos explored why it is that out of all economic variables, debt causes the most trouble. Watch part one of his talk here and part two here.
Inequality, climate change, financial crises: New economics textbook puts complex concerns at its CORE
The Economy, a new SFI-inspired textbook, is published in paperback format and as a free, online interactive text. The book aims to address the gap between complex, real-world economic problems and the topics traditionally taught in first-year economics courses.
On September 12, 2017, SFI and Thornburg Investment Management co-hosted a panel discussion to explore the possibilities for advancing our understanding of economics through the ideas and tools of complexity science. Watch the talk here.
Video: SFI Community Lecture - The Future of the Planet: Life, Growth and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West presented the origin of scaling laws and their compelling implications for explaining everything from the lifecycles of companies, to a grand unified theory of sustainability on August 29, 2017. Watch his talk here.
SFI Maya Working Group meets for fifth time to produce a second book.
Cells compete for nutrients. Political campaigns compete for voters. According to new research published in Nature Scientific Reports, general principles may begin to explain how differing strategies play out where groups compete for resources.