Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Welcome to Complexity Explorer!

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 Dynamical Systems and Chaos (Fall, 2017)

Course Dates:

04 Sep 2017 to 21 Nov 2017


David Feldman

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Nonlinear Dynamics: Mathematical and Computational Approaches (Fall 2017)

Course Dates:

04 Sep 2017 to 19 Dec 2017


Liz Bradley

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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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October Announcements: Settling in with a good MOOC

06 Oct 2017

Two Courses Now in Session

Want an intensive learning experience? We have two classes in session you can blitz through to earn a certificate! Liz Bradley's Nonlinear Dynamics: Mathematical and Computational Approaches and Dave Feldman's Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos... Read more

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Podcast Episode 2: Sports ranking, networks and pizza with Caterina De Bacco

24 Aug 2017

Welcome to the second episode of the Santa Fe Institute's Education podcast, Green Chile Science! As a reminder, this podcast features the Director of Education, Dr. Paul Hooper, asking his scientist guests to chat about their research while downing gut-searing green chile from the ... Read more

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SFI and ASU to offer online M.S. in Complexity /
15 Aug 2017

SFI and Arizona State University soon will offer the world’s first comprehensive online master’s degree in complexity science. It will be the Institute’s first graduate degree program, a vision that dates to SFI’s founding.

“With technology, a growing recognition of the value of online... Read more

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Podcast Episode 1: Religion, pain and bonding with Dr. Eleanor Power

14 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... Read more

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