SFI Professor Sam Bowles and External Professor Herb Gintis have been selected as 2022 Citation Laureates by the Web of Science group “for providing evidence and models that broaden our understanding of economic behavior to include not only self-interest but also reciprocity, altruism, and other forms of social cooperation.”
SFI External Professor Wendy Carlin has been named an international honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S) the Academy announced on April 28, 2022.
Stefani Crabtree and Devin White receive high-performance computing award for archeological research
SFI archeologists Stefani Crabtree and Devin White win a prestigious HPC Innovation Excellence Award for their work developing supercomputing methods to study human migration.
SFI researchers cheered this October when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klauss Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems.”
Joshua Grochow receives the National Science Foundation's most prestigious grant for junior faculty members, which will fund the next five years of his research.
An SFI-authored paper on “Nonlinear Information Bottleneck” is one of four papers to win the 2021 Entropy Best Paper Awards.
In 2016, SFI External Professor Jessika Trancik and colleagues published a paper in the inaugural issue of Nature Energy showing that when it comes to electric vehicles, “range anxiety” is unfounded. Trancik’s paper has now been selected by Nature Energy Chief Editor Nicky Dean as one of his favorites from the past five years.
Nature Communications has selected SFI research into information and sociopolitical development for its Social Sciences Focus.
SFI Professors Chris Kempes and Michael Lachmann were both among the 50 awardees of this year’s John Templeton Foundation Ideas Challenge.
SFI External Professor André de Roos was named the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor in Environmental Science for 2021-22.
In a special presentation for the online ScienceWriters2020 conference in October, SFI’s Joshua Garland and Mirta Galesic will present the first large-scale analysis of tens of millions of instances of hate and counter-hate speech on Twitter.
SFI Professor Sidney Redner has been awarded the 2021 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize from the American Physical Society.
The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) honored SFI External Professor Joshua Epstein (New York University) with its most prestigious award — The Rosaria Conte Award for Outstanding Social Simulation. A pioneer and world leader in agent-based modeling, Epstein was among the first scientists to use bottom-up simulation to replicate the statistical macrostructures seen in complex social systems.
September 2020 brought a landmark discovery for astrobiology — the detection of a chemical compound in the clouds of Venus that is often associated with the presence of life. Though no SFI researchers were on the team that published the recent discovery of phosphine, one SFI scientist first forecast the possibility of Venusian life more than 50 years earlier.
Susan Carter, SFI’s Director of Research Development, was named a Charter Fellow by the National Organization of Research Development Professionals.
This week, Jennifer Dunne was named a Fellow of the Network Science Society.