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The Complexity Explorer site provides online courses and other educational materials related to complex systems science. The Complexity Explorer project is being developed by the Santa Fe Institute and is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and by user donations.

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Jon Wilkins talks about the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship

25 Jan 2015

In this post we feature Jon Wilkins, a theoretical evolutionary biologist and the founder of the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship.  Jon received a BA in Physics and PhD in Biophysics from Harvard, as well as a Junior Fellowship in the Harvard Society of Fellows.  Jon has... Read more

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Course Statistics from Fall, 2014

4 Jan 2015

In this week's news story, we report on some statistics from our two online courses that ended in December:  Introduction to Complexity and Nonlinear Dynamics.  These statistics come from the surveys we ask participants to fill out at the beginning of the class, and from class results to date. 

Total... Read more

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Dr. Ben Althouse on Diseases as Complex Systems

5 Dec 2014

This is the first in a series of interviews highlighting the work of experts in the field of complex systems science. Dr. Ben Althouse, an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, is a mathematical epidemiologist focusing on the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. Ben holds both an ScM in Biostatistics and... Read more

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Introduction to Dynamics and Chaos: Enroll now!

2 Nov 2014

Have you always wanted to know what "chaos theory" means?  Is the "butterfly effect" real?    How far in advance can weather be predicted?  Why, exactly, does beer warm up? 

If you've been wondering about all this and more, you will definitely want to take Dave... Read more

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Why participants take our courses

23 Oct 2014

We recently set out to learn a little bit more about why participants decide to take our courses and what they hope to learn.  We interviewed one participant from each of the courses that are offered this Fall and are pleased to share their thoughts with you. 

Jeffrey Groff is a college physics professor in... Read more

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Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos

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