This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive, immersive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. The course will be led by Melanie Mitchell, Professor at SFI and at Portland State University, and author of Complexity: A Guided Tour (Oxford University Press, 2009).
“Complexity: Out of the Box Thinking Touching Tomorrow’s Science” is scheduled in Santa Fe Sunday, September 18 to Friday, September 23, 2011. The goal of the event is to bring a group of ~15 Dutch government and business executives into contact with transdisciplinary themes in complexity science and to experience the culture of the Santa Fe Institute. The program is coordinated by SFI external faculty member Sander Bais.
The annual Santa Fe Institute and Santa Fe Alliance for Science Prize for Scientific Excellence and Prize for Outstanding Teacher awards recognizes those members of the local Santa Fe area high schools who best embody the spirit of scientific pursuit found at the Santa Fe Institute. Since 2008, the Santa Fe Alliance for Science has cosponsored the prize with the Santa Fe Institute.
The Prize for Scientific Excellence is awarded to one graduating senior from each of the Santa Fe high schools. The students are selected by their teachers for academic excellence, originality and creativity in either the sciences, mathematics, or computer science. The prize includes a cash award, a certificate of recognition, and an autographed copy of The Quark and the Jaguar by Murray Gell-Mann, SFI Distinguished Fellow and 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
The Prize for Outstanding Teacher is awarded to a single Santa Fe area high school teacher who demonstrates special achievement in advancing science education, as recognized by the educational community. The prize includes a cash award and a certificate of recognition.
George Mason University
Register now for the Science of Complexity Short Course
The Santa Fe Institute and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University are offering a three day symposium entitled "The Science of Complexity: Understanding the Global Financial Crisis" May 16-18, 2012, at the spectacular new Founders Hall facility at the GMU Arlington campus. Through the lenses of finance, economics, complex systems, neuroeconomics, and computational social science, the symposium will explore the structure and dynamics of the 2008 financial crisis and its reverberations through time, including the current Eurozone crisis. Attendees will come away with a high-level understanding of the tools the sciences of complexity bring to an emerging view of these crises, including cutting-edge insights from the application of non-linear dynamics, social networks, systemic risk, experimental economics, and related approaches.
More information about the course such as an agenda, information about local accommodations, and speaker bios can be found on our.
$1,500 before May 1, 2012
$1,700 May 1, 2012 and after
In the event of a cancellation before May 1, 2012, 50% of the program tuition will be refunded. Beginning May 1, 2012 and after no refunds will be made.
SFI’s REU program provides an opportunity for young scientists from many disciplines to explore what a social science perspective brings to other fields and how traditionally quantitative disciplines can contribute to the social sciences. Each REU participant works with one or more SFI faculty mentors on a specific, mutually selected projects focusing on the computational properties of complex systems with particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on the social sciences.
The Complex Systems Summer School offers an intensive four week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences and social sciences. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to complex systems.
The program consists of an intensive series of lectures, laboratories, and discussion sessions focusing on foundational ideas, tools, and current topics in complex systems research. These include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, scaling theory, information theory and computation theory, adaptation and evolution, network structure and dynamics, adaptive computation techniques, computer modeling tools and specific applications of these core topics to various disciplines. In addition, participants will formulate and carry out team projects related to topics covered in the program.
The Santa Fe Institute is pleased to announce the 18th annual Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity. The workshop will bring together a group of advanced graduate students and a small faculty for an intensive two week study of computational social science modeling and complexity. The workshop will consist of lectures by faculty, special topic seminars by members of the Santa Fe Institute, and presentations of work in progress by graduate student participants. The primary goal of the summer workshop is to assist graduate students pursuing research agendas which includes a computational modeling component. A significant portion of the workshop will be devoted to analyzing and improving research being conducted by the graduate student participants.
Kyle Pate, Southern Oregon University
Madeleine Daepp, Washington University in St. Louis
This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of effort that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. This course, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply this new transdisciplinary scientific approach. This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background.
More information about the course can be found on our
Bubbles and Crashes in a Heterogeneous-Agent
Avoiding collapse: detecting signals for critical transitions in agent-based ecological models
Linking pattern and process in cultural evolution
A Variational Bayes approach to Robust Principal Component Analysis.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Final Presentation Galen Harrison, Reed College
It's a bird, it's a plane, No...it's a phase transition!
(Entropy production in open dissipative systems)
Kickstarting Memes and Movements: A Distribution-Based Threshold Model
Cost effectiveness of including a whole-cell Bordetella pertussis vaccine in current vaccination programs
Linguistic Divergence in Timor
Inferring Partial Interaction Matrices in Generalized Lotka-Volterra Models of Microbial Communities
The purpose of the Student Prize is to honor outstanding science students who embody the spirit of scientific pursuit and by such recognition, to encourage Santa Fe's students to explore the challenges of science in general. The Teacher Prize acknowledges creativity, originality, academic rigor, and professional excellence. Each prize includes a cash award and a Santa Fe Institute book on complexity science inscribed by SFI co-founder and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann.
Balancing Foraging and Predation: The Evolution of Collective Behavior in Fish
Towards a more substantive account of cities
Heterogeneity Within Self Organizing Animal Groups
Sparse Graphs with Maximal Ising Magnetization
Social influence in a world of King Oedipus
POSTPONED Until Further Notice
Community detection in multiplex networks
Meta-Sorting as an Exploration of the Space of Algorithms
Studying disease underreporting using population genetics
Stochastic Search in 1D: Optimizing the search time
August 25 - 27, 2015 - Santa Fe Institute - Santa Fe, New Mexico
CreativeMornings Santa Fe brings together the creative communities in Santa Fe and Albuquerque for a monthly breakfast lecture series. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. For October, the theme is "SHOCK," and will feature SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino.
Social systems are intrinsically complex, whether they are groups of interacting ants, humans, companies, cities, or societies. How do such systems organize themselves to produce sophisticated collective behavior? How do they adapt and learn in the face of changing circumstances? How does group cooperation emerge from social yet selfish individuals, and how can such cooperation be fostered? What causes social systems, including economies, to fail or collapse, and what makes them resilient? By approaching these and other profound questions of social science from a complexity perspective, scientists are beginning to understand and predict social behavior in wholly new ways.
The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline.
"The Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) is world class. Combining the latest thinking from world leading scientists, true multidisciplinary perspectives, and the passion from 50 or more of the best and brightest attendees is inspiring. With the diversity of people, country representation and perspectives, breakthrough research is established in a wide range of new areas."
Economic growth and human development are properties of urbanizing human societies. But cities also concentrate most of the world’s human population and the strongest challenges to local and global sustainability, related to increased resource consumption, pollution, wastes, and many forms of impact on biodiversity, both within and beyond urban areas. Thus, it is often said that the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.
This accessible three-day executive education course provides an intensive introduction to the field of complexity as it relates to Innovation and Invention. Through lectures, mini projects, exercises, and interactive discussions with prominent SFI faculty and your fellow participants, you will learn how methods and tools at the forefront of complexity science are being applied to modeling, predicting, and impacting the behavior systems across many disciplines.
This course is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students, and others who are eager to explore and apply ideas from complexity in their own fields. No background in science or mathematics is required. We particularly encourage professionals, managers and policy-makers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations; industrial research and development staff; social work and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students to take part in this collaborative opportunity to learn, and apply, the latest approaches to critical problems.
Complexity and healthcare have always gone hand-in-hand, but for today’s medical and health professionals, ensuring that patients receive optimal care is only getting more challenging.
Whether you’re diagnosing symptoms, predicting -- and preventing -- the spread of disease, or building vital healthcare infrastructure, understanding complex systems has never been more important.
This accessible (no math or science background required), three-day course is designed to give healthcare professionals, faculty, policy-makers and students an intensive introduction to complex systems as they apply to health and medicine.
The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs: the 2017 Complex Systems Summer School, June 11-July 7, 2017, in Santa Fe ...
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