John Holland, a pioneer in the study of complex adaptive systems and the leading figure in what became known as genetic algorithms, passed away Sunday morning, August 9, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts provides perspective on the science of creativity, basing many of its findings on an SFI working group held in July 2014.
A new offering from SFI’s online education resource, Complexity Explorer, gives complexity enthusiasts quantitative tools for distinguishing the "complex" aspects of a system from the merely "complicated."
In an SFI Community Lecture on May 6, novelist and physicist Alan Lightman offered his perspective on timeless topics such as God, science, the universe, and religious experiences. Watch his talk.
In a ceremony Wednesday evening in Santa Fe, SFI awarded science teacher Dave Brooks and ten high school seniors the Institute's 2015 High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.
SFI congratulates Katelynn James and Meghan Hill, both graduates of SFI’s Project GUTS program, who have won the 2014-2015 Supercomputing Challenge.
SFI's 2014 Annual Report is now available online. Here are some of the surprising tidbits you will find between its covers...
Dispersal and adaptation are two fundamental evolutionary strategies available to species given an environment. Generalists, like dandelions, send their offspring far and wide. Specialists, like alpine flowers, adapt to the conditions of a particular place.
During an April 8 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, statistician Susan Murphy showed how a healthcare decision approach that adapts treatment to each patient over time can improve patient outcomes. Watch the talk here.
New research by a team of SFI scientists finds that publicly-traded firms die off at the same rate regardless of their age or economic sector.
Video: Watch Sandy Pentland's SFI Community Lecture 'Ties that bind: The goodness of social networks'
During an SFI Community Lecture March 11 in Santa Fe, MIT's Alex Pentland described ways the mathematical analysis of social networks is fertile ground for understanding human behavior. Watch his talk.
CU Boulder's Aaron Clauset, an SFI external professor and former SFI Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow, has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development award.
SFI has been awarded a three year, $2.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support a daring scientific pursuit: developing a general theory of complexity.
Register now for SFI's 2015 Short Course — Exploring Complexity in Social Systems and Economics — August 25-27 in Santa Fe.