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Current and Upcoming Public Events - April 19, 2015

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Seminars & colloquia are geared for scientists but free & open to the interested public.
  • * All other SFI events are by invitation only.
  • * Note: We are unable to accommodate members of the public for SFI's limited lunch service; you're welcome to bring your own.

May 3, 2015

3:30 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Liz Bradley (External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute; Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado)

May 6, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

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.

May 30, 2015

2 p.m.
Community Event

Mirta Galesic (Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute); Raven Chacon (artist and composer); Valerie Wilson (Santa Fe Institute).

Purpose: Community Event

July 15, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Understanding Genius: The Neuroscience of Extraordinary Creativity

Nancy C. Andreasen MD PhD is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who studies creativity, schizophrenia, neuroimaging and genomics.  She is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  She is the author of three widely praised books for the general public, including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.

Sept. 15, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Sept. 15, 2015 - Sept. 16, 2015
Community Event

Jennifer Dunne, Vice President for Science, Santa Fe Institute. 

Oct. 14, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective

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.

Nov. 18, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Patricia Churchland is a Canadian-American philosopher and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain. Churchland was a 1991 MacArthur Fellow and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego and at the Salk Institute. 

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Events News

Video: Watch Sandy Pentland's SFI Community Lecture 'Ties that bind: The goodness of social networks' March 19, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture March 11 in Santa Fe, MIT's Alex Pentland described ways the mathematical analysis of social networks is fertile ground for understanding human behavior. Watch ...

Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course in Santa Fe Feb. 24, 2015 -

Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course — Exploring Complexity in Social Systems and Economics — August 25-27 in Santa Fe.

Apply now for SFI’s India Complex Systems Winter School Feb. 23, 2015 -

Following the model of Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) organized annually at Santa Fe, the India Complex Systems Winter School will be held at IISER Mohali, India.

SFI ranks among the world's top science and technology 'think tanks' Feb. 12, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute again has ranked among the world's top science and technology think tanks.

SFI to support first North American ECCS conference Feb. 5, 2015 -

SFI is playing a leading role in an international scientific conference on complex systems science to be held this fall in Tempe, Arizona.

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