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Current and Upcoming Public Events - Feb. 12, 2016

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Other SFI events are by invitation only.

Feb. 29, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

7:30 p.m.

Annalee Newitz is the technology culture editor at Ars Technica. She holds a PhD in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley. Her most recent book is Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.

Purpose: Community Event

March 15, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Gary Marcus is professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and co-founder of the recently-formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. His books include the New York Times best-seller Guitar Zero. He blogs for The New Yorker and is co-editor of the just-released collection The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists.

Purpose: Community Event

April 12, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Carlos Castillo-Chavez is an SFI external professor and a Regents Professor and professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University. He has co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences and serves in President Barack Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Purpose: Community Event

May 31, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Lynda Barry is assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery’s Image Lab. Widely credited with expanding the literary, thematic, and emotional range of American comics through her groundbreaking weekly strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, she has written 17 books, worked as a commentator for NPR, and adapted her novel into a long-running off-Broadway play.

Purpose: Community Event

June 7, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

McWhorter is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He is a regular columnist for Time; a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines, and television programs; and author of The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language.

Purpose: Community Event

Events News

Video: Karissa Sanbonmatsu on DNA, love, and gender Feb. 5, 2016 -

During an SFI Community Lecture January 19 in Santa Fe, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu explored the new science of epigenetics and how it might help us understand autism, addiction, and even ...

Two new trustees elected to SFI’s Board Dec. 7, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members-- Ted Rogers of American Industrial Partners and Gene Stark of Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired).

Video: Patricia Churchland on the self as brain Nov. 24, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture November 18 in Santa Fe, neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explained the neural workings that underlie identity. Watch it here.

Apply now for SFI's 2016 Complex Systems Summer School Nov. 10, 2015 -

SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2016 Complex Systems Summer School, June 12-July 8, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January ...

One reporter's account of SFI's 'Genius and Madness' event in August Nov. 9, 2015 -

Months before the release of Cormac McCarthy's forthcoming novel, an auditorium-capacity crowd – including a reporter from Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Germany – was treated to a reading ...

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