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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.
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.
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).
Watts in Science
Feb. 24, 2006 - Duncan Watts (External Faculty) coauthored a report in the February 10, 2006 issue of Science entitled "Experimental Study of Inequality and Unpredictability in an Artificial Cultural Market."
Public Lecture Tonight
Feb. 20, 2006 - Dean Falk, Hale G. Smith Professor and Chair, Anthropology, Florida State University, will give a talk entitled "The Hobbit of Flores Island: Body and Soul" on Wednesday, February 22, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Workshop Extends Deadline
Feb. 15, 2006 - The workshop in the Foundations of Theoretical Medicine now has ongoing admissions.
SFI Researchers featured in Nature
Jan. 26, 2006 - The work of SFI researchers Jessica Flack, Michelle Girvan, and David Krakauer, along with Frans B. M. de Waal (Emory University), is featured in the January 26, 2006 issue in "Policing Stabilizes Construction of Social Niches in Primates." This work on a group of pigtailed macaques demonstrates how niche construction can modify the behavior of primates within social networks.
Europhysics News Online
Jan. 25, 2006 - The European Physical Society has posted its Special Annual Issue of Europhysics News (European analog of Physics Today) which includes articles by Murray Gell-Mann, Yuzuru Sato, and Constantino Tsallis. SFI is mentioned in several places.
2006 Public Lecture Series
Jan. 24, 2006 - This annual series of public lectures is designed to present SFI science to anyone who is interested, including non-scientists. All lectures are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Theoretical Medicine Workshop
Jan. 6, 2006 - Applications are now being accepted for "The Foundations of Theoretical Medicine", SFI's Summer Math Modeling workshop. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2006.
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