During an SFI Community Lecture January 19 in Santa Fe, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu explored the new science of epigenetics and how it might help us understand autism, addiction, and even love.
The Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members-- Ted Rogers of American Industrial Partners and Gene Stark of Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired).
In February 2015, a reporter and a photographer from Germany's brand eins magazine journeyed to Santa Fe to sample the quirky and innovative research culture of SFI.
During an SFI Community Lecture November 18 in Santa Fe, neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland explained the neural workings that underlie identity. Watch it here.
Months before the release of Cormac McCarthy's forthcoming novel, an auditorium-capacity crowd – including a reporter from Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in Germany – was treated to a reading of some of its passages.
A working group this week at SFI takes on the complex social problem of obesity, as collaborators test and refine an agent-based model for a pilot intervention.
Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and other experts are gathered at SFI this week to ask why certain species, when faced with environmental stressors, invest in complex life strategies.
Why does Earth's physical environment precipitate life, and why don't others (the Moon's, for example)? SFI researchers sought clues during a recent working group at SFI.
During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, psychologist and author Cordelia Fine looked to the science of gender to challenge society’s long-held, and possibly mistaken, beliefs about gender difference. Watch the lecture here.
Innovation might be understood as a search in a space of combinatorial possibilities. This week at SFI, a group of experts is seeking the origins of novelty, continuing to build a knowledge base that might lead to a theory of innovation.
Thorny problems and wild frontiers are the subject of this week's workshop at SFI on wildness.
The Synthesized Knowledge of Past Environments (SKOPE) group is meeting at SFI this week to further development of a database on human societies and their natural environments.
A working group at SFI this week is asking how new cell types emerge and how best to differentiate between fundamental building blocks of life.
Whether they are groups of ants, people, companies, or economies, social systems are intrinsically complex. Learn new ways to understand complex social systems during our next short course in Santa Fe.
A working group at SFI this week is exploring the co-evolution of mammals and grassland habitats.
In her two 2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures, SFI's Jennifer Dunne reveals new ways to understand the sustainability of ecosystems past, present, and future. Watch the videos here.
Omidyar Fellow Yoav Kallus co-organized a workshop at SFI in mid September to explore how self-assembling materials do what they do.
The Santa Fe Institute is co-hosting Systems Analysis 2015, an international conference on systems analysis, to be held November 11-13, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Register here.
This week at SFI, a group of scholars is meeting at SFI to develop a common language for combining vast and varied stores of linguistics data.
An article in Newsweek magazine features the recent, and unusual, Santa Fe Institute-Lannan Foundation event in Santa Fe during which art, music, math, and science collided.
A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer unfolded August 5 in Santa Fe, in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger.
On August 14, National Navajo Code Talkers Day, SFI commemorates the World War II Code Talkers' remarkable achievement in using an evolved human language to create the most advanced encryption algorithms of the day.
The Santa Fe Institute this week renamed its main building after legendary physicist and complex systems pioneer Murray Gell-Mann.
In interviews with Santa Fe-area reporters this month, new SFI President David Krakauer asks what the Institute's unique role in science should be and what questions the Institute might be asking.
On Saturday morning, August 1, some two dozen volunteers introduced an endangered cactus to the grounds of the Santa Fe Institute..