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Community Event - Current and Upcoming Events - Aug. 31, 2009

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Other SFI events are by invitation only.

Sept. 15, 2009

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Chris Llewellyn-Smith and Mark Pagel

Sept. 16, 2009

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Chris Llewellyn-Smith and Mark Pagel

Sept. 17, 2009

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Chris Llewellyn-Smith and Mark Pagel

Nov. 15, 2009

8 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

A Celebration of the 25th Anniversaries of SFI and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, & Bicentenary Births of Charles Darwin and Felix Mendelssohn

Jan. 13, 2010

7:30 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Jeremy Sabloff, President - SFI

March 16, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Daniel Dennett, University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies; Inaugural Miller Scholar, Santa Fe Institute

May 4, 2010

5 p.m.
Community Event

 On Tuesday, May 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, SFI and the Santa Fe Alliance for Science presents this annual award to graduating seniors from local high schools in Santa Fe. The award honors outstanding students who embody the spirit of scientific pursuit and acknowledges creativity, originality and academic excellence as recognized by their teachers. A prize for Outstanding Teacher in Mathematics or the Sciences will also be awarded to one of Santa Fe's teachers to acknowledge their creativity, originality, academic rigor and professional excellence in 2010.

May 5, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Nathan Eagle, Omidyar Fellow - SFI

June 16, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Aaron Clauset, Omidyar Fellow - SFI

July 13, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Dennis Meadows, former Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire

July 14, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Aug. 18, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Tim Buchman, Emory University; External Faculty, Santa Fe  Institute

Sept. 14, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Mark Newman, University of Michigan, SFI External Faculty

Sept. 15, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Mark Newman University of Michigan, SFI External Faculty

Sept. 16, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Mark Newman University of Michigan, SFI External Faculty

Oct. 13, 2010

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Yochai Benkler, Harvard University

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Oct. 31, 2010

4 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

Presented by the Santa Fe Institute and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.

March 2, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

William Frej (Career Minister in the United States Foreign Service, and Diplomat in Residence at Santa Fe Institute; USAID Mission Director of Afghanistan (2009-2010))

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

April 13, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Cris Moore (Professor, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico; Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 11, 2011

5 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Community Event

2011 Awards for Scientific Excellence

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 18, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Andrew Lo (Harris & Harris Group Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 29, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Iain Couzin (Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Aug. 17, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Jessica Green (Assistant Professor, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director, Biology and the Built Environment (bioBE) Center, both at the University of Oregon; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Aug. 30, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

David Krakauer (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Aug. 31, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

David Krakauer (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Sept. 1, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

David Krakauer (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Oct. 5, 2011

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Molly Van Houweling (Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley)

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Oct. 30, 2011

4 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

Presented by the Santa Fe Institute and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra

Jan. 18, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Jean-Baptiste Michel (Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, Harvard University)

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Feb. 29, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, and The Guardian.

Supported by the Jonathan and Kathleen Altman Foundation

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

March 8, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Simon DeDeo (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

March 29, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Nathan Collins (University of California, Irvine)

Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

April 9, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Research Associate, Psychology, Harvard University. An author of both fiction and nonfiction, her books include The Mind-Body Problem, Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel, and Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction.

Sponsored by Penelope Penland

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

April 26, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Geoffrey B. West (Santa Fe Institute)

Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

May 9, 2012

5 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Community Event

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.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 16, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

James Gleick, author, Chaos; Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman; Isaac Newton; Faster; What Just Happened, and The Information.

Sponsored by Joy and Phil LeCuyer

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 17, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Murray Gell-Mann (Santa Fe Institute)

Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

June 27, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Dan Hruschka, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Arizona State University; author Friendship:  Development, Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship, SFI Omidyar Fellow Alumnus.

Sponsored in memory of Kate Klein, from the Kate Klein Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

July 25, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Duncan Watts, Principal Researcher, Microsoft; author, Everything Is Obvious Once You Know The Answer; and former SFI External Professor.

Sponsored by the Peters Family Foundation

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Aug. 6, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Panelists include Lord Colin Renfrew, Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, Nobel laureate Professor Murray Gell-Mann, Professor Melanie Mitchell, and Professor David Krakauer (moderator)

This event is generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Sept. 12, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Scott Ortman, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute; Lightfoot Fellow, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Sept. 29, 2012

4 p.m.
Community Event

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will kick off a lecture series, Chaos to Complexity: Artists & Scientists Share Insights Into the Creative Process

4:00 PM — Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe)

The series explores the creative process in art and science.

Oct. 2, 2012

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Oct. 2, 2012 - Oct. 4, 2012
Community Event

Robert May, Baron May of Oxford; Professor, Zoology, Oxford University and Imperial College; former president of Britain's Royal Society, and former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Oct. 17, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Chris Wood (Vice President, Administration and Director, Business Network, Santa Fe Institute)

Nov. 28, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

George Gumerman (School for Advanced Research and SFI, External Professor)

Dec. 13, 2012

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Murray Gell-Mann (Distinguished Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Feb. 6, 2013

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Cris Moore (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

March 13, 2013

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Paula Sabloff (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

March 14, 2013

7:30 p.m.
Community Event

Greer Garson Theater, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe (NOTE:  Change in Venue)

Palen is an associate professor of computer science and director of Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information during Crisis) at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 8, 2013

5 p.m.
Noyce Conference Room
Community Event
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Simon DeDeo (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

May 9, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley and author of several books on child learning, including The Scientist in the Crib and The Philosophical Baby.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 30, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz (UCLA)

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 4, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

David Eagleman (Baylor College of Medicine)

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 22, 2013

2 p.m.
Community Event

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
, 108 Cathedral Place

SFI Professor Luís M.A. Bettencourt and Cherokee artist Kade L. Twist explore the creative process in art and science.

Purpose: Community Event

June 26, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Leonard Susskind (Stanford University)

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

July 31, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Michael Crow (President, Arizona State University)

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Aug. 14, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event
Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Aug. 20, 2013

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

J. Doyne Farmer (External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University; Co-Director, Complexity Economics, Institute for New Economic Thinking)

Purpose: Community Event

Sept. 10, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Sept. 10, 2013 - Sept. 12, 2013
Community Event
Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Oct. 28, 2013

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Clio Andris (Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

Nov. 2, 2013

7:30 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

Presented by SFI Professor Cris Moore and Santa Fe Symphony concertmaster David Felberg, "The Majesty of Music and Mathematics" will explore the remarkable interweavings of the languages of music and mathematics.

Purpose: Community Event

Nov. 6, 2013

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event
Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

Jan. 8, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Thomas Lovejoy (Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, and University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University)

SFI Host: Education

Jan. 21, 2014

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Ole Peters (External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Fellow, London Mathematical Laboratory)

Purpose: Community Event

Feb. 11, 2014

7 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

Geoffrey West (Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute); Mark Levinson (Director, Particle Fever)

Purpose: Community Event

Feb. 12, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Ross Hammond is a senior fellow and director at the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy at the Brookings Institution.

SFI Host: SFI Education

March 12, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Robin Dunbar is Director of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. 

SFI Host: SFI Education

March 31, 2014

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Ben Althouse (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

May 14, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Daniel Dennett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. Dennett is often referred to as one of the “Four Horsemen of the New Atheism,” along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

May 18, 2014

7:30 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Daniel Dennett (External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies)

Purpose: Community Event

May 31, 2014

2 p.m.
Community Event

Jennifer Dunne (Vice President for Science, Santa Fe Institute); Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee artist); Valerie Wilson (Santa Fe Institute).

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Valerie Wilson

June 18, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Luis Bettencourt, Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

July 16, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Seth Lloyd is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and External Professor, Santa Fe Institute.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

Aug. 6, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Sync, The Calculus of Friendship and The Joy of x.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

Sept. 3, 2014

6 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Tony Hsieh (Zappos; The Downtown Project); Geoffrey West (Santa Fe Institute).

Purpose: Community Event

Sept. 9, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Sept. 9, 2014 - Sept. 10, 2014
Community Event

Jeremy Sabloff, President, Santa Fe Institute

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

Oct. 15, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Sidney Redner, Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: SFI Education

Nov. 12, 2014

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Ginger and Richard Rhodes

SFI Host: SFI Education

Dec. 17, 2014

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Eric Libby (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

Jan. 14, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Dan Jurafsky, a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, is Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He recently published The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

March 11, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Ties that Bind: The Goodness of Social Networks

Alex Pentland is the Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences at MIT and was named one of the world’s seven most powerful data scientists by Forbes in 2011. Pentland’s latest book is Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lessons from a New Science.

Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Luis Bettencourt

March 16, 2015

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Eric Libby (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

April 8, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Adaptive Intervention: Healing with Data

Susan Murphy is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow who teaches Statistics and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Murphy is also a principal investigator at the Methodology Center of Pennsylvania State University.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

May 3, 2015

3:30 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Liz Bradley (External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute; Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado)

May 6, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist and educator. Currently professor of humanities at MIT, he was the first professor there to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. Lightman is the author of the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams, which has been adapted into more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions.

May 30, 2015

2 p.m.
Community Event

Mirta Galesic (Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute); Raven Chacon (artist and composer); Valerie Wilson (Santa Fe Institute).

Purpose: Community Event

July 1, 2015

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Cris Moore (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

July 15, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

We regret to announce that Nancy Andreasen's lecture has been canceled. Please watch our website for information on future lectures.

Understanding Genius: The Neuroscience of Extraordinary Creativity

Nancy C. Andreasen MD PhD is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who studies creativity, schizophrenia, neuroimaging and genomics.  She is the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  She is the author of three widely praised books for the general public, including The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.

Sept. 15, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Sept. 15, 2015 - Sept. 16, 2015
Community Event

Jennifer Dunne, Vice President for Science, Santa Fe Institute. 

Sept. 23, 2015

7 p.m.
Center for Contemporary Arts
Community Event

Sam Scarpino (Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)

Purpose: Community Event

Oct. 14, 2015

9 a.m.
Community Event

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.

Purpose: Community Event
7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective

Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer whose most recent book, Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences, was named a Book of the Year by The Guardian and The Washington Post. Fine is an ARC Future Fellow in psychological sciences and associate professor at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

Nov. 18, 2015

7:30 p.m.
James A. Little Theater
Community Event

wym-1447346823721Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

Patricia Churchland is a Canadian-American philosopher and author of Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain. Churchland was a 1991 MacArthur Fellow and currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego and at the Salk Institute. 

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Jan. 19, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

7:30 p.m.

Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu is a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory, studying the epigenetics, RNA and molecular machines. With over a half-million views, her 2014 TEDx talk describes how she found her way to epigenetics research.

Purpose: Community Event

Feb. 29, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

7:30 p.m.

Annalee Newitz is the technology culture editor at Ars Technica. She holds a PhD in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley. Her most recent book is Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.

Purpose: Community Event

March 15, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Gary Marcus is professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and co-founder of the recently-formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. His books include the New York Times best-seller Guitar Zero. He blogs for The New Yorker and is co-editor of the just-released collection The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists.

Purpose: Community Event

April 12, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Carlos Castillo-Chavez is an SFI external professor and a Regents Professor and professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University. He has co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Purpose: Community Event

May 31, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Lynda Barry is assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery’s Image Lab. Widely credited with expanding the literary, thematic, and emotional range of American comics through her groundbreaking weekly strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, she has written 17 books, worked as a commentator for NPR, and adapted her novel into a long-running off-Broadway play.

Purpose: Community Event

June 7, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

McWhorter is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He is a regular columnist for Time; a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines, and television programs; and author of The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language.

Purpose: Community Event

Aug. 30, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and a pioneer in the field of human-computer interaction. She is also co-founder of two technology companies-- Empatica and Affectiva. Her inventions were recognized by the New York Times Magazine Best Ideas List in 2006 and in 2011’s Popular Science Top Ten Inventions. Practical applications of Picard’s work include improving driver safety, helping people manage stress, improving seizure detection, and enhancing customer experience.

Purpose: Community Event

Sept. 26, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sept. 26, 2016 - Sept. 27, 2016
Community Event

SEPTEMBER 26 & 27

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the SFI External Faculty. Lloyd, the author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos, makes complex concepts accessible through human, everyday examples. His research focuses on the interplay of information with complex systems.

Purpose: Community Event

Oct. 18, 2016

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event

211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501


7:30 p.m.

Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2015 was named a Guggenheim Fellow. His work has been featured in major newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe, and he has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and Bloomberg News. Ellenberg’s 2014 book How Not to be Wrong was a New York Times bestseller, and his novel, The Grasshopper King, was a finalist for the 2004 Young Lions Fiction Award.

Purpose: Community Event

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