Working group seeks new algorithms for an old problem

Deciding whether two symmetries are alike is a longstanding problem in group theory, the mathematical study of symmetry. This week at SFI, a working group meets to tackle the mathematical curiosity with implications across diverse scientific fields.

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72-hour collaboration examines beneficial epidemics

15 SFI postdocs retreated to a home in the wooded foothills near Santa Fe recently for three days and three nights of intense scientific research. Their goal: starting from scratch, produce novel, transdisciplinary results in just 72 hours. They called the event 72 Hours of Science, or 72h(S).

 
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How word meanings evolve

Participants in a March SFI working group called for coordinated computational approaches to address the outstanding question of how word-meaning associations change through human history.

 
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What can we learn from the farming insects?

Humans aren't the only species that farms; leafcutter ants, termites, and some beetles grow their own food. A working group met recently at SFI to explore the evolution of agriculture in insects and humans.

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In memoriam: Harold Morowitz

Harold Morowitz, a leading figure in shaping the scientific and popular understanding of the chemical origins of life on Earth, passed away March 22 in Fairfax, Va.

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Video: How domesticated humans evolved

During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, Annalee Newitz compared today's urbanization phenomenon to that of the Neolithic period, when humans first became "domesticated." Watch her talk here.

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