A paper co-authored by SFI Professor Michael Lachmann decodes the genome of a ~45,000-year-old human from Siberia.
At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.
SFI's Eric Klopfer is hosting a new series of free online courses on game design and educational technology.
Instead of classifying plants, animals, and bacteria as separate species, SFI External Professor Brian Enquist and co-authors argue for a new approach to representing life.
The humble ant gets a closer look in the Santa Fe New Mexican, which highlights SFI Science Board Deborah Gordon’s research on ant interactions as complex systems.
Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse's managing director and chairman of SFI’s Board of Trustees, believes chess with combined human-computer teams holds important strategic lessons for investors.
Ebola could be silently immunizing large numbers of people who never fall ill or infect others, according to a letter co-authored by SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers and published this week in The Lancet.
SFI External Professor Brian Enquist is taking a new tack on a classical ecological question, and finding that old theories fall short in answering them.
In a blog post for the Computer Science Teachers Association, Irene Lee, Director of SFI’s Learning Lab, advocates for afterschool programs as great venues for K-12 students to learn computer science.
A workshop at SFI this week asks some of the top experts in fields ranging from archaeology and search theory to ecology and technology to examine what commonalities underlie innovation in technological, social, and biological systems.
In New Mexico Magazine, Mary-Charlotte Domandi, host of the Santa Fe Radio Café, extolls Santa Fe as an “intellectual mecca,” with SFI as its brain.
Proceedings from the 2014 Complex Systems Summer School are now posted, complete with a network map of the students’ collaborations.
The New York Times cites External Professor Stefan Thurner’s research on networks in health data as an example of an emerging approach to medical treatment.
SFI External Professor and Science Board Member Lauren Ancel Meyers breaks down the ebola outbreak, weighing its relative dangers and likelihood of runaway spread in the United States.
SFI External Professor Marc Lipsitch has become a “critical voice on biosafety” over the last few months as he calls for greater scrutiny of experiments involving dangerous flu strains.
Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI's Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.
A new book authored by SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur describes complexity economics, from the field’s serendipitous origins in a 1987 conference at SFI through its rising post economic-crisis significance.
SFI External Professor Melanie Mitchell tells readers of the Computing Community Consortium blog "Catalyst" about SFI's new online course offerings.
Public health and health inequality are embedded in complex systems, and public health officials stand to gain from a complex systems approach, according to organizers of a working group being held this week at SFI.
In a September 3 talk in Santa Fe, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh described his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. SFI's Geoffrey West joined him on stage for a discussion of the science of urban development. Watch the video.
In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe, SFI President Jerry Sabloff showed how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies. Watch his talks.
Starting Monday, September 29, SFI’s Complexity Explorer began offering three free online courses taught by leading scholars in complexity science. Sign up now. You can enroll any time.
In a moving ceremony Thursday evening in Santa Fe, Murray Gell-Mann received Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal for his achievements in physics and the sciences.
The Santa Fe Institute invites you to commemorate Murray Gell-Mann's contributions to science, and to help build his legacy at SFI, by making a gift of any size to the Murray Gell-Mann Fund.
Five journalists have been selected the Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science.
SFI's Complexity Explorer project will offer three free online courses starting on Monday September 29.
An unusual meeting at SFI in May took a major step toward bridging the differences among scientists studying cultural evolution, says its organizer, SFI External Professor Daniel Dennett. Read the participants' summaries.
SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.
In PLOS, SFI External Professor Brian Enquist and colleagues suggest that the meteorite that spelled extinction for the dinosaurs could be responsible for modern forest landscapes favoring deciduous trees over evergreens.
John Harte, an ecologist and SFI External Professor, is featured in Quanta Magazine for his novel approach to quantifying species in complex ecosystems.
In the Santa Fe New Mexican's "Science in a Complex World" series, SFI Omidyar Fellow Ben Althouse describes how mathematics is helping us understand the complex problem of how diseases spread.
A weather.com feature describes the Institute, its research, and its people in the context of a recent meeting in which the world's experts gathered to explore the connections among climate, sustainability, and human activity.
A front-page Wall Street Journal article today profiles SFI Chair Emeritus Bill Miller, featuring his longtime relationship with SFI.
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