Despite their enormous power, computers have fundamental limits: problems that no program can solve, and thorny issues in fairness and human rights. In a two-part lecture series, SFI Professor Cristopher Moore looks at two sides of computation — the mathematical structures that make problems easy or hard, and the growing debate about fairness in algorithmic predictions.
The Santa Fe Institute is looking for creative thinkers for the Omidyar and ASU-SFI Postdoctoral Fellowships. Apply before October 28.
Agent-based modeling has been used to study everything from economics to biology to political science to business and management. This July, programmers and non-programmers alike can learn to model by enrolling in Introduction to Agent-based Modeling, Complexity Explorer’s massive open online course (MOOC).
October 13-16, graduate students can meet with leading scientists to learn about modeling and evaluating the future of human populations and their environments. Free tuition for accepted students. Apply before July 11, 2018.
"Algorithmic Information Dynamics: From Networks to Cells," is a new online course that will introduce students to tools that allow them to explore causal relationships in complex datasets. Register online through Complexity Explorer.
Starting February 19, SFI's Complexity Explorer brings back a popular, and free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students, early-career scientists, and professionals: the 2018 Complex Systems Summer School, June 10-July 6, 2018. Apply by January 29, 2018.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for the 2018 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science (GWCSS). Apply by February 13, 2018.
The first annual InterPlanetary Festival will draw space enthusiasts from around the world for a two-day celebration of human ingenuity June 7-8, 2018, in Santa Fe, NM.
SFI's inaugural Complexity Challenge asked participants in SFI's education programs to apply their studies to an abstracted, real-world problem. Read more about the challenge and the winning solutions.
In a two-part lecture series in Santa Fe on September 25-26, economist John Geanakoplos explored why it is that out of all economic variables, debt causes the most trouble. Watch part one of his talk here and part two here.
SFI's free online course, Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos with College of the Atlantic professor David Feldman, begins September 4. Topics to be covered include: phase space, bifurcations, chaos, the butterfly effect, strange attractors, and pattern formation.