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Grasses, mammals, and their co-evolution
Sept. 30, 2015 -

A working group at SFI this week is exploring the co-evolution of mammals and grassland habitats.

Video: Jennifer Dunne on the web of life and the ecological human
Sept. 24, 2015 -

In her two 2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures, SFI's Jennifer Dunne reveals new ways to understand the sustainability of ecosystems past, present, and future. Watch the videos here.

Workshop explores self-assembly, kinetic networks
Sept. 22, 2015 -

Omidyar Fellow Yoav Kallus co-organized a workshop at SFI in mid September to explore how self-assembling materials do what they do.

SFI to co-host Systems Analysis 2015 conference
Sept. 8, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute is co-hosting Systems Analysis 2015, an international conference on systems analysis, to be held November 11-13, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Register here.

Scholars seek a lingua franca for linguistics research
Aug. 20, 2015 -

This week at SFI, a group of scholars is meeting at SFI to develop a common language for combining vast and varied stores of linguistics data.

Newsweek features recent Drake, Krakauer, McCarthy, & McCarthy art-meets-science event
- Newsweek
Aug. 17, 2015 -

An article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided.

SFI’s Krakauer, McCarthy’s new work featured in August 5 art event
Aug. 16, 2015 -

A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer unfolded August 5 in Santa Fe, in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger.

SFI commemorates WWII encryption achievement on Navajo Code Talkers Day
Aug. 14, 2015 -

On August 14, National Navajo Code Talkers Day, SFI commemorates the World War II Code Talkers' remarkable achievement in using an evolved human language to create the most advanced encryption algorithms of the day.

Santa Fe Institute’s main building named after legendary scientist Murray Gell-Mann
Aug. 12, 2015 -

The Santa Fe Institute this week renamed its main building after legendary physicist and complex systems pioneer Murray Gell-Mann.

David Krakauer becomes SFI's new president
Aug. 5, 2015 -

In interviews with Santa Fe-area reporters this month, new SFI President David Krakauer asks what the Institute's unique role in science should be and what questions the Institute might be asking.

Santa Fe Institute welcomes endangered Santa Fe cholla
Aug. 3, 2015 -

On Saturday morning, August 1, some two dozen volunteers introduced an endangered cactus to the grounds of the Santa Fe Institute..

A Turing test for creative intelligence
July 31, 2015 -

Computer algorithms that make human-quality short fiction, poetry, and dance music is the objective of a new Turing test-style competition and prize in creative intelligence.

Working group: What T cells have in common with ants
July 29, 2015 -

A working group at SFI this week aims to further the linkages between experiment and theory in immune cell motility, or movement.

A Mayan, a Roman, and a New Yorker walk into a bar…
June 12, 2015 -

A diverse collection of social and natural scientists, archeologists, and historians are at SFI to share data and techniques for quantitatively comparing ancient and pre-modern cities.

Audio: Why goals, objectives, and metrics inhibit innovation
- Santa Fe Radio Café
June 11, 2015 -

In podcast interview on the Santa Fe Radio Café, SFI Sabbatical Visitor Ken Stanley discusses the role of serendipity in making great discoveries and the dangers of constraint by objective.

Watch Alan Lightman's SFI lecture on 'The World You Thought You Knew'
May 28, 2015 -

In an SFI Community Lecture on May 6, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offered his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe, and religious experiences. Watch his talk.

Congrats to teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors selected for SFI's High School Prize
May 14, 2015 -

In a ceremony Wednesday evening in Santa Fe, SFI awarded science teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors the Institute's 2015 High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.

Video: Watch Susan Murphy's SFI lecture on healing with data
April 20, 2015 -

During an April 8 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, statistician Susan Murphy showed how a healthcare decision approach that adapts treatment to each patient over time can improve patient outcomes. Watch the talk here.

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 his talk.

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
- SFI News
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
- ECCS
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.

Watch Daniel Jurafsky's SFI talk - Eating our words: What the language of food says about us
Jan. 21, 2015 -

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 society. Watch it now.

Deadline alert - Apply now for SFI's 2015 Complex Systems Summer School
Jan. 6, 2015 -

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 13, 2015.

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