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Oct. 1, 2015, 11:59 a.m.

Author Neal Stephenson named an SFI Miller Scholar

Author Neal Stephenson has joined the Santa Fe Institute as a Miller Scholar. He will visit the Institute periodically through the end of 2016. 

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Sept. 30, 2015, 2 p.m.

SFI Community Lecture October 14: Cordelia Fine on delusions of gender

During an SFI Community Lecture on Wednesday evening, October 14, in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looks to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference.

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Sept. 23, 2015, 12:48 p.m.

The poor get sicker: SFI's Sam Scarpino on poverty and diseases October 14 in Santa Fe

During a Creative Mornings talk on Wednesday, October 14, in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino will explain why we must factor in poverty if we want to understand, and manage, the spread of disease.

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Sept. 23, 2015, 1:42 p.m.

Register now for SFI's next short course, January 5-7 in Santa Fe

Whether they are groups of ants, people, companies, or economies, social systems are intrinsically complex. Learn new ways to understand complex social systems during our next short course in Santa Fe.

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Sept. 25, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Grasses, mammals, and their co-evolution

A working group at SFI this week is exploring the co-evolution of mammals and grassland habitats.

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Aug. 5, 2015, 11:53 a.m.

Two SFI researchers among top contributors to food web science

SFI VP for Science Jennifer Dunne and Science Board member Robert May are among 14 researchers whose work is recognized for expanding the scientific understanding of food webs over the last century.

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Sept. 23, 2015, 1:02 p.m.

Undergraduates: Apply now for SFI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking undergraduates for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer internship program. Apply by January 4, 2016.

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July 23, 2015, 9:09 a.m.

Computational thinking & modeling in the classroom: New NSF grant to prep teachers

The Santa Fe Institute’s Learning Lab has received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Award to develop and study a robust professional development program for middle school teachers.

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Sept. 23, 2015, 11:41 a.m.

New paper shows growth pattern for religious groups, nation states

A new paper in PLOS ONE by External Professor Michael Hochberg and colleagues computes how human social groups pass through different phases in their growth, structure, and behavior.

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July 10, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

Video: Jennifer Dunne on the web of life and the ecological human

In her two 2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures, SFI's Jennifer Dunne reveals new ways to understand the sustainability of ecosystems past, present, and future. Watch the videos here.

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Sept. 18, 2015, 11:25 a.m.

Workshop explores self-assembly, kinetic networks

Omidyar Fellow Yoav Kallus co-organized a workshop at SFI in mid September to explore how self-assembling materials do what they do.

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Aug. 14, 2015, 2:51 p.m.

Mental math helps monk parakeets find their places in the pecking order

PLoS Computational Biology

A study of aggression in monk parakeets suggests that where they stand in the pecking order is a function of the bird’s carefully calibrated perceptions of the rank of their fellow feathered friends.

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July 9, 2015, 3:34 p.m.

SFI to co-host Systems Analysis 2015 conference

The Santa Fe Institute is co-hosting Systems Analysis 2015, an international conference on systems analysis, to be held November 11-13, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Register here.

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Aug. 7, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

Paper: Complex behaviors can arise from simple brains

PLoS Computational Biology

According to new research from SFI Professor Nihat Ay and colleagues, seemingly complex motor behaviors can arise from surprisingly simple brains.

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Aug. 18, 2015, 11:17 a.m.

The 'new economic synthesis' (revolution?) is under way: Will Homo economicus topple?

New Scientist

A "new economic synthesis" is under way that might help topple long-held notions in neoclassical economics, according to a feature article in New Scientist that quotes a number of SFI researchers.

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