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Current and Upcoming Public Events - Dec. 20, 2014

  • * 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.

Jan. 14, 2015

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

Dan Jurafsky, a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, is Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He recently published The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Feb. 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.

March 11, 2015

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

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.

April 8, 2015

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

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.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 6, 2015

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

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.

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

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

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.

Events News

David Krakauer selected as SFI's next president Dec. 15, 2014 -

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 ...

New Mexico students celebrate computer modeling work in Project GUTS clubs Dec. 12, 2014 -

Some 70 New Mexico middle school students involved in Project GUTS after school programs are sharing and celebrating their newfound computer modeling skills today in Santa Fe.

Video: Ginger and Richard Rhodes on 'Why we kill: Violence as socialization' Dec. 11, 2014 -

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 ...

Science on Screen next Wednesday in Santa Fe: Eric Libby presents Alien Dec. 10, 2014 -

The popular Science On Screen series continues Wednesday evening, December 17, in Santa Fe with SFI Omidyar Fellow Eric Libby presenting Alien.

Announcing SFI Alumni Community T-shirt design competition Dec. 4, 2014 -

We invite you to send in a candidate slogan for a new Alumni Community T-shirt. Entry deadline December 31, 2014.

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