Workshop: Rethinking the power grid

With the nation’s power grid under increasing stress by a number of forces, the business of delivering electricity is in need of a rethink, if not an overhaul. A workshop at SFI this week asks what the future grid might look like.

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NSF grant to bolster women’s participation in computer science

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a three-year, $144,054 grant to SFI’s Learning Lab Director Irene Lee and New Mexico State University to collaboratively establish a computer science education program in New Mexico called YOGUTC: Young women Growing Up Thinking Computationally.

 
 
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Paper: Geometry's least-packable shapes

In a new paper, SFI Omidyar Fellow Yoav Kallus takes a small but significant step in understanding mathematical shape-packing while addressing an old conjecture about which shapes pack least well.

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How multicellular life persisted

SFI Omidyar Fellow Eric Libby and co-author William Ratcliff explore how early multicellular life might have persisted amidst the evolutionary tug-of-war between single-celled and multi-celled living arrangements.

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What do all human societies have in common?

Several researchers at SFI and Arizona State University have begun a long-term collaboration to identify and measure the commonalities across various forms of human social organization, from bands of hunter-gatherers to urbanites of today's megacities.

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