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West is Here to Stay
July 18, 2006 - Geoffrey West, SFI President and Distinguished Professor, is pictured and quoted in the Profiles section of New Mexico Magazine (August, 2006).
SFI Trustee Featured
July 10, 2006 - Pierre Omidyar (eBay Founder and SFI Trustee) is featured in the July 3, 2006, issue of Newsweek "The Giving Back Awards: 15 People Who Make America Great."
Rainfall and Magnetism
July 5, 2006 - SFI Postdoctoral Fellow Ole Peters and UCLA climatologist J. David Neelin have published their findings in the June, 2006, issue of Nature Physics as well as on the NSF website.
Schuster Elected President
June 29, 2006 - Peter Schuster (University of Vienna and SFI External Faculty) has been elected President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Congratulations, Peter!
Cardenas in Science
June 29, 2006 - Juan Camilo Cardenas (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota) is one of the authors of "Costly Punishment Across Human Societies" that appears in the June 2006 issue of Science (Vol. 312 no. 5781, pp. 1767-1770).
Traub Donates Archives to CMU
June 29, 2006 - Joe Traub (Columbia University and SFI External Faculty) has donated 100 boxes of archival material to the Carnegie Mellon University Library. This collection is in the process of being digitized.
Erwin on Extinction
June 21, 2006 -

The new book "Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago" by Doug Erwin (Smithsonian Institution Senior Scientist and SFI Research Faculty) is now available. Doug will also be giving a public lecture in Santa Fe on July 12 entitled, "The Mother of Mass Extinctions."

Farmer and Arthur in Nature
June 16, 2006 - "Culture Crash," on the pros and cons of econophysics, includes quotes from Doyne Farmer and Brian Arthur. In the same issue, see the related editorial, "Econophysicists Matter" (subscription required).
Lloyd's New Book
June 14, 2006 - "Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos," by Seth Lloyd (MIT and external faculty at SFI), received a very nice write-up in the New York Times Sunday Book Review .
Evolution Beneath the Waves
June 13, 2006 - Drew Allen, former member of SFI's weekly scaling group, appeared on NPR to discuss his current work in evolutionary biology. The paper that the story references appears in the June 13 issue of PNAS and is co-authored with several SFI-affiliated researchers including Van Savage and Jim Brown.
2006 Fellowship Recipient
June 6, 2006 - John Mark Agosta, of Intel Corp., is the recipient of the 2006 Business Network Fellowship. In his application, John proposed to apply methods with origins in Bayesian decision theory and modeling to autonomous collaboration among networked computers. At Intel, John is part of Intel Research's DDI network intrusion project, where his work involves developing probabilistic models for intelligent diagnosis and management.
New Book By Business Network Member (PDF)
June 2, 2006 - Eric Beinhocker, of McKinsey Global Institute, has written a new book, The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Aimed at a non-academic general and business audience, Eric's book prominently features the work of SFI researchers such as Professor J. Doyne Farmer and Professor Sam Bowles. Read a review of the book in Wired magazine.
Secondary School Honors
May 24, 2006 - SFI is pleased to honor eleven Santa Fe area high school seniors and one area teacher with the 2006 Prize for Scientific Excellence.
Business Network Member Featured in Harvard Business Review
May 22, 2006 - Harvard Business Review selected Jeffrey R. Cares, President & CEO of SFI Business Network Member Alidade Incorportaed, for HBR's The List -- Breakthrough Ideas for 2006. Jeff was featured at #5 -- Battle of the Networks. The article appeared in the May 2006 issue.
West "In Focus"
May 12, 2006 - SFI President Geoffrey West will be featured on the KNME-TV program "In Focus" tomorrow night, Friday, May 12 at 7:30 P.M. (channel 5). A taped copy of the interview will be available in the library.
McCarthy Honored
May 12, 2006 - The New York Times Book Review has identified former SFI Visiting Researcher Cormac McCarthy's novel "Blood Meridian" as one of the best works of American fiction in the last 25 years. [login required]
Speakers Confirmed for June Meeting
May 9, 2006 - Stephanie Forrest, Geoffrey West, Raissa D'Souza, and Melanie Moses have been confirmed as speakers for the Topical Meeting scheduled for June 28 in Seattle, WA.
SFI President in TIME's 100 Most Influential People
May 1, 2006 - SFI President Geoffrey West was chosen in the "scientists and thinker" category for bringing one of the research community's most versatile minds to bear on some of nature's most complex questions. This special double issue edition of TIME Magazine is available on newsstands, May 1, 2006.
Buelteman Featured in New Mexico Magazine
April 13, 2006 - For a sampling of Robert Buelteman's electrifying images of flowers and leaves see the cover and article in the May 2006 issue. Also see Robert's work as part of an exhibition at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, June 9-July 4, 2006.
Registration Deadline
April 7, 2006 - Today is the last day to register for the Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Course.
Public Lecture Tomorrow Night
April 4, 2006 - Christian de Duve, Nobel Laureate (Medicine 1974); Founder, International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology; and Professor Emeritus, University of Louvain and Rockefeller University, will give a talk entitled "The Origin of Life" on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm at the James A. Little Theater.
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Course
March 27, 2006 - Argonne National Laboratory and SFI will be hosting an intensive introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) with a focus on business applications on April 24-28, 2006.
Winter 2006 Bulletin Available
March 21, 2006 - The current issue of this annual magazine informs SFI's friends and supporters about work at the Institute (PDF 19 MB).
SFI Featured in National Geographic
March 20, 2006 - SFI is mentioned in the March 2006 issue of National Geographic. "The Origin of Life Through Chemistry," an article by Joel Achenbach, describes work by Harold Morowitz, Professor, George Mason University, and Eric Smith, Professor, SFI.
SFI Featured in the Santa Fean
March 7, 2006 - "The Science of Synergy" by Elizabeth Wolf in the March 2006 issue focuses on SFI and includes discussions with George Cowan, Murray Gell-Mann, and Geoffrey West. Download the article in PDF format (704 KB).
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