Emanuel Derman (Columbia University)
Herbert Maschner (Anthropology Research Professor; Director, Idaho Museum of Natural History; Director, Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy)
Stephan Mertens (Theoretical Physics, Otto-von-Guericke University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute)
Scott Ortman, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute; Lightfoot Fellow, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Nicolas Perony (ETH Zurich, Chair of Systems Design)
This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of effort that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. This course, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply this new transdisciplinary scientific approach. This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background.
More information about the course can be found on our
Graham Sack (Columbia University)
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will kick off a lecture series, Chaos to Complexity: Artists & Scientists Share Insights Into the Creative Process
4:00 PM — Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe)
The series explores the creative process in art and science.
Robert May, Baron May of Oxford; Professor, Zoology, Oxford University and Imperial College; former president of Britain's Royal Society, and former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government
Aram Harrow (University of Washington)
Chen Hou (Department of Biological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Eric Friedman (International Computer Science Institute and Computer Science, UC Berkeley)
Peter Loxley (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Pierre Cartier (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques)
Henry Wright (Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology; Science Board, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute)
Nikhil Kaza (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Rob Wilson (Project Director, Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada; Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta)
Bret Beheim (University of New Mexico)
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. (Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) and Kathryn Bowers (University of California, Los Angeles)
Charles Stanish (Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA)
George Gumerman (School for Advanced Research and SFI, External Professor)
Peter N. Peregrine (Professor of Anthropology, Lawrence University and External Professor, Santa Fe Institute)
Murray Gell-Mann (Distinguished Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)
Paul Falkowski (Depts. of Geological Sciences & Marine & Coastal Science, Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University)
Eckehard Olbrich (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University)
James Hansen (Columbia University Earth Institute)
Veit Elser (Cornell University)
Leysia Palen (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Amos Golan (Department of Economics, American University)
Greer Garson Theater, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe (NOTE: Change in Venue)
Palen is an associate professor of computer science and director of Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information during Crisis) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Peter F. Stadler (University of Leipzig; SFI External Professor)
Kevin Knuth (University at Albany - SUNY)
Aaron Clauset (University of Colorado, Boulder; SFI External Professor)
Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)
Eric Mjolsness (University of California, Irvine)
Clare Yu (University of California, Irvine)
Sarah "Sally" Otto (Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia)
New Perspectives in Evolution
Santa Fe, NM
This annual SFI Science Board meeting will focus on building a vision for future SFI research directions. The topic this year focuses on new quantitative, biological, and cultural perspectives on evolution.
Participation is by invitation only.
Alison Gopnik (University of California, Berkeley)
Mimi Koehl (University of California, Berkeley; SFI Science Board)
Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley and author of several books on child learning, including The Scientist in the Crib and The Philosophical Baby.
Thomas M. (Zack) Powell (University of California, Berkeley)
An intensive business applications-oriented introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) based on Michael North and Charles Macal’s book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). The first half of the course will focus on ABMS concepts from the perspective of company managers and analysts. The second half of the course will focus on ABMS implementation from the perspective of company software developers and will include extensive hands-on exercises. Participants are invited to attend the first session, the second session, or both depending on their interests. Business Network Members are invited to attend the course at a reduced rate.
Held on May 20-24, 2013 at Argonne, IL. Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Argonne National Laboratory.
For more info and registration please visit the ABMS Course Page
Bernat Corominas-Murta (Medical University of Vienna)
Tullis Onstott (Princeton University)
Christophe G. Lambert (Golden Helix Inc.)
"Innovation" is simultaneously: (a) one of the most over-used and increasingly meaningless buzz-words in the business lexicon; and (b) one of the most important but least understood human capabilities upon which business success depends. This informal event will explore innovation in all its breadth, from the perspective of innovation in evolutionary biology (which is perhaps the most compelling example of innovation in the universe) to the perspective of innovation in human-created technology (which is one form of innovation of significant interest in the corporate world).
Daniel Pauly (The University of British Columbia)
Piet Van Mieghem (Professor, Delft University of Technology; Chair, Network Architectures and Services (NAS))
John Pepper (National Cancer Institute)
The popular Science On Screen series continued Wednesday, May 8, with SFI's Simon DeDeo and the 1992 cult hacker film Sneakers. If you missed it, you can hear DeDeo ...
SFI's 2013 Community Lecture series debuted March 14 with UC-Boulder's Leysia Palen describing how victims, observers, and “citizen-responders” are using modern technology to participate in disaster response. Watch ...
Speaking at SFI yesterday, noted climate scientist James Hansen told an overflow crowd that efforts to stem climate change will be ineffectual as long as fossil fuels remain the cheapest ...
SFI's crowdfunding campaign has reached its goal. The resulting research will help scientists preserve the threatened landscapes on which indigenous human groups depend.
The 2012 Science On Screen series in Santa Fe wrapped up December 13 to a full house, with "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and Murray Gell-Mann's distinctive insight and ...