Santa Fe Institute

WHY

Complexity scholars trained at the Santa Fe Institute are working to understand patterns underlying the systems most critical to our future -- economies, ecosystems, conflict, disease, human social institutions and the global condition. To fully comprehend these complex adaptive systems, a new kind of perspective is needed—one that transcends isolated disciplines and unravels today’s most complex problems with revolutionary theories.

The study of complex systems through a transdisciplinary lens offers a powerful framework for educating the next generation of scientists and improving the scientific literacy of all citizens.