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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, and is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and by user contributions.

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Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling (Summer 2017)

Course Dates:

05 Jun 2017 to 29 Aug 2017


William Rand

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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. All videos and quizzes are freely available.

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July brings new ventures and features

14 Jul 2017

Green Chile Science Podcast

A brand new venture from the Santa Fe Institute's Director of Education, Dr. Paul Hooper, the Green Chile Science podcast features interviews with SFI researchers in an unusual setting: the Horseman's Haven Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The catch: Paul and his guests have to... Read more

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Green Chile Science with Dr. Eleanor Power

13 Jul 2017

Introducing Green Chile Science: An SFI Podcast

Complexity Explorer and the Santa Fe Institute are excited to announce the very first SFI Education Podcast.  Green Chile Science features the Director of Education, Dr. Paul Hooper, and guest scientists from the Santa Fe Institute.  Paul asks his guests to chat... Read more


Game Theory II: Dynamic Games has launched

14 Jun 2017

In a follow up to his first game theory tutorial, Dr. Justin Grana has produced for Complexity Explorer Game Theory II: Dynamic Games. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, Justin’s research focuses on game theory applications in various computer science fields. We... Read more

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Taking Complexity Science Global with our Subtitle Team

10 May 2017

You have to transcribe material on an evolving, highly technical, and unfamiliar subject taught in a foreign language. There are thousands of people relying on the accuracy of your work. Some of the material isn’t even taught in your country of origin, let alone your language, anywhere. Is this a... Read more

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Interview video

Lessons from Barbara Oakley's visit to SFI

09 May 2017

Dr. Barbara Oakley, a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and the co-instructor of the world's most popular MOOC, "Learning How to Learn", spent a week at the Santa Fe... Read more

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