Thirty New Mexico teachers and their students will learn computational modeling and computer science as part of a new education program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
SFI's 2012 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series featured renowned zoologist and complexity pioneer Robert May, who considered the complex systems that matter most to humanity's future. Watch his lectures.
The Atlantic features SFI Omidyar Fellow Alum Nathan Eagle and Jana, the company he co-founded, that is conducting market research while providing pay in developing countries.
In a recent SFI panel discussion, some of the biggest thinkers in science explored why and how complexity is a pervasive feature of our universe -- in systems from genes to societies. Watch it here.
Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.
On May 17 in Santa Fe, SFI's Murray Gell-Mann joined screenwriter Danny Rubin to give the comedy classic "Groundhog Day" a novel spin: Can Bill Murray help us understand the essence of scientific practice? Watch the video.
Are historic events inevitable based on the conditions in which they arise, or are they a unique result of the particular actions of people? SFI Omidyar Fellow Scott Ortman explores this big question in a brief video. Watch it here.
In an SFI community lecture in Santa Fe, author James Gleick tells the story of information and explored some ways information technologies have changed the very nature of human consciousness. Watch his presentation here.
In the Huffington Post, SFI's Dan Rockmore and David Krakauer imagine a vastly different university of the future -- decentralized, infused with information technologies, and rich in transdisciplinary collaboration.
In an SFI Community Lecture on April 9 in Santa Fe, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein considered intuition as an essential part of our moral and philosophical thinking. Watch the video here.
SFI Omidyar Fellow Simon DeDeo describes his interest in "natural computation" -- in particular whether researchers can describe and analyze conflicts in animal societies as a series of computations.
On Sunday, October 30, in Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony collaborated to produce a unique concert event exploring the interface between music and science. Listen to the radio interview here.
In an October 5 community lecture, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling explored how free access to digital media is blurring the lines between intellectual property and individual expression and what that means for copyright law. Watch the video here.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking nominations and applications for resident faculty positions.