An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education explores on the intersection of philosophy and evolution and invokes the perspectives of several current and past SFI researchers about evolution, order, and complexity.
It has long been assumed that the advent of farming 12 millennia ago led to the advent of private property rights. A new paper and some mathematical modeling by SFI researchers tell a very different story.
A column in Scientific American by SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West makes the case for a theory of complex systems.
In a Skoll Foundation "Dare to Imagine" video, SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West offers his thoughts about innovation, cooperation, and sustainable growth.
Colin Hill, whose company GNS Healthcare is helping provide personalized medical treatment through genetic data analytics, says his summer at SFI contributed to his idea to merge chaos theory, big data, genetics, and health care.
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's radio interview here.
Former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (ret.) has been elected to the Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees for a three-year appointment.
SFI Omidyar Fellow Paul Hooper writes about his research to understand the origin of some traits that make us uniquely human, including the support of both parents and grandparents during an unusually lengthy period of child development.
Darragh Nagle, one of the Santa Fe Institute's co-founders, passed away on April 22. He was 94.
SFI’s interactive science magazine, the SFI Bulletin, is now live. Our first issue of 2013, "States of Complexity," explores the increasing complexity of human society.
SFI congratulates two of its Science Board members, Marcus Feldman and Juris Hartmanis, who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers have demonstrated quantum illumination in the lab, a technique first proposed in 2008 by SFI Science Board member and External Professor Seth Lloyd, according to a paper published in Nature.
A feature in the May issue of Smithsonian reviews the birth at SFI of the growing field of "quantitative urbanism" and its progress toward an improved theoretical, mathematical understanding of cities.
SFI External Professor Aaron Clauset is among a small group of scientists beginning to use statistical tools from seismology and physics to forecast future patterns of war and terrorism.
Wikipedia's remarkable accuracy and usefulness comes from something larger than the sum of its written contributions, a new study by SFI Research Fellow Simon DeDeo finds.
Jameson Toole, a 2009 participant in SFI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, sees cell phones as little sensors with big potential, according to a feature in MIT News.
Photographer Mike Piscitelli spent a day at SFI with Sam Shepard recently and posted this selection of photos.
SFI Research Fellow Simon DeDeo comments on a recent paper in Physical Review Letters that proffers a mathematical explanation for intelligent behavior based on entropy.
Three SFI-affiliated scientists -- Jessica Green, Scott Page, and Patricia McAnany -- are among 175 U.S. and Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists named today as 2013 Guggenheim Fellows.
SFI researchers are building improved models capable of capturing the financial behavior of millions of households, companies, and governments playing roles in an economy.
In a recent SFI seminar, Aaron Clauset introduces a model that can quantify a competition's scoring tempo and balance and uses the model to draw interesting new conclusions about the relationship between a game's structure and dynamics.
In trying to optimize a data-rich process using many sources of information, scientists traditionally have used their intuitions to choose from information sources on the fly. SFI External Professor David Wolpert wants to let machines do it instead.
SFI researchers are drawing on information theory and a couple of remarkable datasets – hundreds of years of courtroom transcripts and thousands of military action reports – to discover hidden patterns in information.
A recent SFI working group explored new ways to examine data from hundreds of instances of particular types of food webs to study how species resist or adjust to changing ecological contexts.
Climate change could alter the balance of temperature and moisture needed for grape growing and shift the global geography of wine production, according to a study published in PNAS and co-authored by SFI External Professor Pablo Marquet.