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SFI Community Lecture Tuesday: Lynda Barry on creativity

Tuesday evening, May 31, in Santa Fe, artist and author Lynda Barry explores why we must write, draw, sing, and dance. Caution: This talk includes swear words, party tricks, and jokes about balls.

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Science Board member Simon Levin wins National Medal of Science for his research in ecological complexity

This week the president awarded SFI's Simon Levin the U.S. National Medal of Science—the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in science. 

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Happening now at SFI: 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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Teacher Natalie Martino, 13 seniors recognized for scientific excellence

In an evening ceremony last week at SFI, the Institute recognized teacher Natalie Martino and 13 Santa Fe-area high school seniors for scientific excellence.

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Applying complexity in The City Different

SFI and the City of Santa Fe join a federally funded initiative to find innovative solutions to local urban issues.

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Accounting for politics in green energy transitions

A new computational model by SFI Omidyar Fellow Marion Dumas and colleagues forecasts 50-year carbon emissions under differing political scenarios.

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In first 72 Hours of Science, SFI postdocs test the limits of transdisciplinary science

In a test of the limits of scientific collaboration, 15 postdocs holed up in a home in the New Mexico foothills recently for three days and nights of intense scientific research. Their goal: produce a novel research paper in just 72 ...

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Human psychology and why we can't seem to get our heads around climate change


A new article co-authored by a number of SFI-affiliated researchers explores the psychological barriers that drive our distinct lack of “foresight intelligence” regarding climate change and our failure to take mitigating steps.

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SFI to participate in unprecedented evolutionary research project

A collaboration of international researchers, including four SFI scientists, has been awarded $8 million to extend our understanding of evolution.

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Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting registrations for its newest short course, Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine, October 12-14 in Santa Fe.

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