On the eve of the end of the Mayan calendar, the author of the Santa Fe Reporter's "First (and last) guide to the apocalypse" notes that she wishes she had taken advantage of SFI's brainiacs when she had the chance.
SFI today announced that its Omidyar Fellows program will be expanded for 2013, with enhancements designed to sharpen the program’s focus on preparing promising early-career scientists to lead tomorrow’s most critical scientific research.
In an SFI talk, renowned science historian George Dyson explores several ideas pursued by the late Stanislaw Ulam (1909-1984) that have become tenets of modern mathematics and physics. Watch the talk.
Thirty New Mexico teachers and their students will learn computational modeling and computer science as part of a new education program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
SFI's 2012 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series featured renowned zoologist and complexity pioneer Robert May, who considered the complex systems that matter most to humanity's future. Watch his lectures.
The Atlantic features SFI Omidyar Fellow Alum Nathan Eagle and Jana, the company he co-founded, that is conducting market research while providing pay in developing countries.
The 2012 graduate workshop and the inaugural advanced graduate workshop for program alumni (see article below) take place June 17-30 at St. John’s. SFI’s research experiences for undergraduates pairs young scientists with SFI faculty mentors. Participants are encouraged to investigate complex social systems through a research project they design with their mentors.
A hands-on exhibit for children that focuses on many of the complex systems addressed by SFI scientists is in the initial planning stage at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
For 18 years, the Institute has seeded the young eld of computational social science with alumni of its Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity. Summer 2012 marks the first time SFI will offer an advanced workshop for past participants who wish to further develop their research.
In a recent SFI panel discussion, some of the biggest thinkers in science explored why and how complexity is a pervasive feature of our universe -- in systems from genes to societies. Watch it here.
Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.
On May 17 in Santa Fe, SFI's Murray Gell-Mann joined screenwriter Danny Rubin to give the comedy classic "Groundhog Day" a novel spin: Can Bill Murray help us understand the essence of scientific practice? Watch the video.
Are historic events inevitable based on the conditions in which they arise, or are they a unique result of the particular actions of people? SFI Omidyar Fellow Scott Ortman explores this big question in a brief video. Watch it here.
In an SFI community lecture in Santa Fe, author James Gleick tells the story of information and explored some ways information technologies have changed the very nature of human consciousness. Watch his presentation here.
In the Huffington Post, SFI's Dan Rockmore and David Krakauer imagine a vastly different university of the future -- decentralized, infused with information technologies, and rich in transdisciplinary collaboration.