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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.

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.

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 early intervention. Watch their talk.

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.

Op-ed: Outbreak forecasts sometimes wrong because they work
- Nature
Dec. 1, 2014 -

In Nature, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino is among 24 co-authors offering a rebuttal to recent assertions that epidemiological models used to estimate the trajectory of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa missed the mark.

International workshop at SFI this week discusses data for the developing world
Nov. 20, 2014 -

Experts are meeting at SFI this week to discuss ways to gather and use information about cities and their role in human development in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Happy Birthday SFI…30 years ago today, the Institute began in earnest
Nov. 11, 2014 -

Thirty years ago today, on November 11, 1984, the second of SFI's two exploratory founding workshops ended and the Institute began in earnest. 

Video - Watch Sid Redner's SFI Community Lecture: 'I get all the news I need from the sports section'
Nov. 5, 2014 -

In the video from an October 15 SFI Community Lecture, SFI's Sid Redner draws on sports statistics to bust a few common myths about scoring streaks, "hot hands," and infamous team curses.

The new SFI Bulletin is live! SFI@30: Foundations & Frontiers
Nov. 4, 2014 -

In this issue of the SFI Bulletin, seven essayists trace some of the scientific themes that have endured at SFI across the decades. Read the Fall 2014 issue here.

New textbook treats economics 'as if the last three decades had happened'
Nov. 3, 2014 -

A new (and different) economics textbook seeks to transform the way people teach and learn economics. SFI Professor Sam Bowles is a contributor.

How big data can help stop global epidemics
Oct. 23, 2014 -

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.

SFI: 'Intellectual Santa Fe's brain'
- New Mexico Magazine
Oct. 10, 2014 -

In New Mexico Magazine, Mary-Charlotte Domandi, host of the Santa Fe Radio Café, extolls Santa Fe as an “intellectual mecca,” with SFI as its brain.

New book: W. Brian Arthur on complexity and the economy
Oct. 2, 2014 -

A new book authored by SFI External Professor W. Brian Arthur describes complexity economics, from the field’s serendipitous origins in a 1987 conference at SFI through its rising post economic-crisis significance.

Video: Watch Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's talk on urban renewal in Santa Fe
Sept. 30, 2014 -

In a September 3 talk in Santa Fe, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh described his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. SFI's Geoffrey West joined him on stage for a discussion of the science of urban development. Watch the video.

SFI's 2014 Ulam Lectures: Jerry Sabloff on archaeology's lessons for the future
Sept. 29, 2014 -

In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe, SFI President Jerry Sabloff showed how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies. Watch his talks.

Start today: Learn about complexity from a leading SFI scholar
Sept. 29, 2014 -

Starting Monday, September 29, SFI’s Complexity Explorer began offering three free online courses taught by leading scholars in complexity science. Sign up now. You can enroll any time.

Ceremony honors Murray Gell-Mann with Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal
Sept. 26, 2014 -

In a moving ceremony Thursday evening in Santa Fe, Murray Gell-Mann received Germany's prestigious Helmholtz Medal for his achievements in physics and the sciences.

What is creativity, and how can we understand it?
Sept. 26, 2014 -

SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.

Sam Shepard on American culture, the stage and screen, and writing at SFI
- The Guardian (U.K.)
Sept. 17, 2014 -

A conversation with writer, actor, director and past SFI Miller Scholar Sam Shepard covers America’s cultural decline, the recent deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams -- and spending time at SFI.

Video - Watch Steven Strogatz's SFI Community Lecture 'The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math'
Aug. 12, 2014 -

In an August 6 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, mathematician Steven Strogatz showed how math underpins our lives, from finding the perfect romantic partner to understanding how Google works. Watch the video.

Video: Watch Seth Lloyd's talk 'Is time travel possible? Testing the Grandfather Paradox'
July 30, 2014 -

In a July 16 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, MITs Seth Lloyd proffered a mode of time travel that is both theoretically possible and creatively irresistible. Watch his talk.

Cities, slums, neighborhoods, people: Watch Luis Bettencourt's lecture
June 27, 2014 -

What is a city? In an SFI Community Lecture June 18 in Santa Fe, SFI Professor Luis Bettencourt peered inside the city, down to the data describing its neighborhoods and its people, for answers. Watch his talk.

Video: Daniel Dennett asks whether we need free will
May 19, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture Wednesday, May 14, in Santa Fe, philosopher Daniel Dennett asked: if free will is an illusion, should we conclude that we don’t need real free will to be responsible for our actions? Watch the video.

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