Alex Pentland is the Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences at MIT and was named one of the world’s seven most powerful data scientists by Forbes in 2011. Pentland’s latest book is Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lessons from a New Science.
Susan Murphy is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow who teaches Statistics and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Murphy is also a principal investigator at the Methodology Center of Pennsylvania State University.
Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. Lightman is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.
Nancy C. Andreasen is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who studies creativity, schizophrenia, neuroimaging and genomics. Andreasen is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director, Neuroimaging Research Center and the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and is the author of three widely praised books for the general public, including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.
Jennifer Dunne, Vice President for Science, Santa Fe Institute.
Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer whose most recent book, Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences, was named a Book of the Year by The Guardian and The Washington Post. Fine is an ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences and Associate Professor at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.
Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive, a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of the year. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian and The Paris Review. Tom Griffiths teaches Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and is Director of the school’s Computational Cognitive Science Lab and Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
During an SFI Community Lecture January 14 in Santa Fe, Stanford linguist Daniel Jurafsky explored the stunningly complex language of food and what it tells us about our culture and ...
SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2015 Complex Systems Summer School, June 7-July 3, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January ...
David Krakauer, an evolutionary theorist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the Santa Fe Institute’s next president. He ...
In an SFI Community Lecture November 12 in Santa Fe, psychologist Ginger Rhodes and author Richard Rhodes explored the history of the socialization of violence and make an argument for ...
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