On Sunday, October 30, in Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony collaborated to produce a unique concert event exploring the interface between music and science. Listen to the radio interview here.
In an October 5 community lecture, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling explored how free access to digital media is blurring the lines between intellectual property and individual expression and what that means for copyright law. Watch the video here.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking nominations and applications for resident faculty positions.
In a short video profile of SFI's Omidyar Fellows, Simon DeDeo describes his research to better understand evolutionary processes through "computations" in nature. Watch it here.
In a short video, SFI Omidyar Fellow Anne Kandler describes her research to model mathematically the decline of the Gaelic language of Scotland in search of insights about how endangered cultures might be preserved. Watch it here.
In an SFI Community Lecture, External Professor Jessica Green describes how she and other scientists are beginning to understand the ecologies of indoor environments. The research offers new insights about sustainability and human well being. Watch it here.
Former SFI Omidyar Fellow Jessika Trancik has been awarded a PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellowship for select “high- potential” scientists who work in “areas of critical importance to the nation and the planet.”
Three SFI researchers recently mentored four Santa Fe-area high-school students. The mentorship culminated in a community service project through which the students analyzed data on water quality from local wells, assessing the effect of water usage on levels of contamination in the well water.
In a public radio interview, SFI Science Board member and External Professor Melanie Mitchell provides an overview of the sciences of complexity and suggests ways they might contribute to the betterment of the human condition.
SFI is leading a three-year, NSF-sponsored program designed to attract New Mexico girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and information and communications technology -- fields in which women are historically under-represented.
“Emergent behavior in quantum matter,” an online course module created by SFI Science Board member David Pines, is part of Physics for the 21st Century, an 11-unit multimedia curriculum exploring the current frontiers of physics.
A May 23-25 short course at the University of New Mexico, “Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology from a Santa Fe Institute Perspective,” introduces professionals from many backgrounds to the complex interactions that underlie social, biological, and computer behavior.
SFI’s 2011 community lecture series began March 2, with SFI Diplomat in Residence Bill Frej describing the complex system of Afghanistan and the challenges of achieving sustainable development in that war-torn country. Watch the video here.
TONIGHT! Jim Rutt, Chairman of SFI's Board of Trustees, kicks off the High Desert Discovery District's "HD3 Presents" lecture series this evening, March 3 in Santa Fe, in a rousing talk he calls "Shoot the Puppy: Real Life Insights on the Journey from Idea to Exit."
SFI and the Groton School are offering a two-week summer residential program (July 9-21, in Groton, Massachusetts) for high school students who want to explore complexity science through hands-on ecological research. Application deadline is April 15.
SFI is offering several new education outreach programs in 2011 and making changes to its education programs designed to increase their value and sustainability, says Ginger Richardson, VP for Education and Institutional Outreach.