Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

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Complexity Explorer provides online courses and other educational materials related to complex systems science.  Complexity Explorer is an education project of the Santa Fe Institute

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Available Courses


Introduction to Complexity

Always available

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Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling

09 Jul 2018 UTC - 01 Oct 2018 UTC

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Check out our many tutorial offerings

Short, self-paced modules.


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While our courses are instructor-led once per year, the rest of the year the course materials are there for you to learn with.

Recent News

Course Update

ASU-SFI Master's Update Summer 2018

03 Jul 2018

Excited for the online masters in complexity science? We thought we'd update you on our progress! 

We are diving deep into filming, aiming for 6 courses filmed by the end of the year.  At this point we have determined a tentative course list, with more to come, and are pushing for a likely Spring 2019... Read more

May and a bit of June: Complexity Explorer is Lively and Active

15 Jun 2018

Greetings from CE HQ, Explorers! 

We're now officially in our busy season, with two fabulous courses opening up, our current Challenge Course coming to a close, and a lot going on behind the scenes. We're editing away at a new suite of Complexicon videos, in production for six... Read more


Algorithmic Information Dynamics Opens for Enrollment April 30th

09 Apr 2018

We have an update on our Algorithm Information Dynamics course! 

We have pushed the start date back to June, so the folks at the Algorithmic Dynamics Lab can make everything extra fantastic for you all!  This course was specially designed for Complexity Explorer and will be strongly... Read more


BIG NEWS: Introduction to Complexity is now open year-round!

09 Mar 2018

By popular demand, and to serve our mission of ‘make complexity science accessible to all’, we’ve decided that Introduction to Complexity should be available all year round. 

So we made it happen! You can now start and complete Intro to Complexity at any time! All course units and... Read more

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