In early 2013, Melanie Mitchell taught SFI’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). As she begins the course again, she offers her thoughts about the first MOOC and what the future holds for online courses in complexity.
In August, Lee was named director of SFI’s new Learning Lab, created this summer to support an important component of the Institute’s mission: inspiring the next generation of scientists. The Learning Lab will help translate SFI’s research for the general public, with an emphasis on students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
SFI's Maureen Psaila-Dombrowski explores ways educators can engage U.S. students in computer science. The column is the latest in a series of SFI-written "Science for a Complex World" articles.
In a June 26 SFI Community Lecture video, physicist Leonard Susskind reviews what modern cosmology can tell us about our notions of time and asks how we know the past is different from the future. Watch the video.
The four-week 2013 complex systems summer school, held annually in Santa Fe and at various times in China and South America, was the 32th SFI summer school in 25 years. The 2013 school’s 59 participants included an interesting first: a 2nd generation SFIer.
SFI and the Santa Fe Alliance for Science have recognized 13 outstanding seniors and two teachers from Santa Fe-area high schools with the High School Prize for Scientific Excellence.
In a June 4 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, David Eagleman described how most behaviors are driven by brain networks that we do not consciously control, and then asks what this implies for the legal system. Watch the talk.
In a May 30 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz drew from the latest in medical and veterinary science to propose an approach to health for doctors treating patients of all species. Watch her presentation.
SFI's 2013 Community Lecture series continued May 9 in Santa Fe, with psychologist, philosopher, author, and mother Alison Gopnik on “The Minds of Children.” Watch the video of her presentation here.
SFI Omidyar Fellow Alums Caroline Buckee and Nathan Eagle are featured in an MIT Technology Review article that explores the implications of cell phone data, especially the potential blunting the spread of disease.
Ever wonder what SFI scientists like to think about? How many countries SFI External Professors represent? Who SFI's 300-plus donors are? SFI's 2012 Annual Report contains this and much more.
A new multimedia exhibit at the Santa Fe Children's Museum gives kids a glimpse of what SFI scientists are learning about cities.
Four Santa Fe-area high school students teamed up with three SFI scientists to study data about the effectiveness of ignition interlock devices in curbing drunken driving accidents in New Mexico, with illustrative results.
Jameson Toole, a 2009 participant in SFI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, sees cell phones as little sensors with big potential, according to a feature in MIT News.
SFI's 2013 Community Lecture series debuted March 14 with UC-Boulder's Leysia Palen describing how victims, observers, and “citizen-responders” are using modern technology to participate in disaster response. Watch her presentation.
SFI's first massive open online course (MOOCs) in complex systems science, "Introduction to Complexity," has begun, but you can still join. It is free and open to anyone. Register here.
The Santa Fe Institute and the Universidad del Desarrollo are now accepting applications for the 2013 Chile Complex Systems Summer School.
SFI GUTS y Girls manager Kathryn Ugoretz and student participants Sara Hartse and Celeste Hernandez describe some of the challenges of encouraging young women to pursue career paths in science, technology, engineering, and math.
“Darwin’s Extra Sense,” a new video produced by SFI External Professor Dan Rockmore and collaborators, explores the ways applied mathematics is opening doors to astonishing insights in the life sciences – from evolutionary biology to protein folding and brain science.