If you think clean energy is expensive, try fossil fuels. A new report in the journal Joule shows that a rapid transition to renewable energy sources by 2050 could save the global economy trillions of dollars compared to both a gradual transition and to no transition at all.
Friendships in childhood influence incomes in adulthood, and may play an important role in stimulating economic mobility, according to research published across two new papers in Nature.
In a new study, published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, SFI's Simon DeDeo and Helena Miton describe a new model for understanding the transmission of tacit knowledge – that kind of working knowledge that is passed down with very limited specification.
SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers will lead a new interdisciplinary Center for Pandemic Decision Science at the University of Texas at Austin, funded by a pilot grant from the National Science Foundation.
How do the regulatory systems of governments change as they grow? Do bigger governments require more or fewer bureaucrats per capita? Are more efficient bureaucracies possible? Program Postdoctoral Fellow James Holehouse is fascinated by how complex systems, from governments to cells, change over time.
Research jams are among the highlights of the biannual JSMF–SFI Postdocs in Complexity Conference. This fall, two micro-working groups met in the week leading up to the conference to make progress on conversations they began at the meeting last spring.
At the crossroads of computer science and computational science, the emerging field of scientific machine learning focuses on harnessing new ideas in machine learning together with predictive physics-based models to solve complex, real-world problems. On October 10–12, a group met to collaborate on new ideas about using scientific machine learning in complex fields.
In biology, hierarchies are everywhere, from Linnaean taxonomy — the system we use to classify living things — to the social organization within a pod of gorillas. Biological hierarchies are often explained by the Major Evolutionary Transitions (MET) framework, which holds that evolutionary processes gave rise to life’s hierarchies. But this framework has some missing pieces, Complexity Postdoctoral Fellow Pedro Márquez-Zacarías suggests.
SFI Professor Sam Bowles and External Professor Herb Gintis have been selected as 2022 Citation Laureates by Clarivate "for providing evidence and models that broaden our understanding of economic behavior to include not only self-interest but also reciprocity, altruism, and other forms of social cooperation.”
Microeconomics: Competition, Conflict, and Coordination, a new textbook by SFI Professor Samuel Bowles and Simon Halliday, upends the conventional content of economics texts and allows a new, more engaging, way of teaching the subject.
SFI welcomes Complexity Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Muratore, whose research focuses on multiple aspects of the knowledge-generating process from theory and simulation to data analysis to classical oceanographic fieldwork.
This October 22 & 23, SFI will reprise the InterPlanetary Festival. In partnership with SITE Santa Fe, this year’s festival offers an intimate setting with limited seating, and content simulcast to multiple screens in Santa Fe's Railyard Park and streamed online.
In late May, SFI's postdocs gathered for 72 Hours of Science — two nights and three days of collaborative, generative science — to see how far they could develop a research question in a limited time.
SFI welcomes new Program Postdoctoral Fellow Arseny Moskvichev, who is fascinated by how people use language and abstraction to communicate and share knowledge.
SFI welcomes Complexity Postdoctoral Fellow Kelle Dhein, who hopes to shed new light on the debate about what information is by exploring how particular concepts of information influence present-day research in the behavioral sciences.
The climate and biodiversity crises are stressing wildlife species around the world in unprecedented ways. A species’ evolutionary past, however, can help shed light on its fate in the face of future environmental change. Helping to fill in these crucial data gaps is the focus of Complexity Postdoctoral Fellow Jack Shaw’s work at SFI.