SFI Community Lecture - The Nature of Time

On June 19 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, a panel of scientists will discuss the latest scientific understanding of time, and how time shapes our experience of life and mortality. The panel will be moderated by science writer Jennifer Ouellette, former editor of Gizmodo.

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SFI Press publishes Emergence of Premodern States

On June 11, the SFI Press released the second volume in its Seminar Series, The Emergence of Premodern States, edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and Paula L.W. Sabloff. This project tackles one of the most deceptively simple inquiries in archaeology: How did humans transition from hunter-gatherer societies into states — collective entities that are the movers and shakers of the modern world?

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The water wheel of socio-hydro systems

This week at SFI, scientists from fields ranging from hydrology and environmental engineering to political science and economics explore the interplay of environmental conditions and society around water.

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In memoriam: David Pines

David Pines, a central figure in understanding the elemental properties of condensed matter and who played a major role in birthing complexity science and founding the Santa Fe Institute, passed away May 3, 2018.

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Cormac McCarthy awarded Humanities Prize

SFI Trustee and writer Cormac McCarthy has been awarded the Humanities Prize by the School of Humanities and Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. The prize recognizes McCarthy’s “deep and important contribution in the understanding of Mexico-USA relations through” his books like Blood Meridian and his Border trilogy.

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