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Farewell 2016 and preview of 2017

23 Dec 2016

Looking back

In 2016, we offered you four courses and seven tutorials, introduced a peer-review system for project evaluation, added private messaging to the forums, increased our resources, syllabi and glossary terms, opened the virtual laboratory with the first series on fractals, and continued to work to keep the website... Read more


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December 2016 at Complexity Explorer: Giving, Projects, Courses and More

1 Dec 2016

Give back in December and help us earn our $4000 promised match

As 2016 closes, we want to thank all of our supporters who have contributed with donations, tuition, or buying t-shirts. Thank you as well to those who donated their time creating subtitles for our courses.  Thanks also to... Read more


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October Update: Virtual Lab, Intro to Complexity, & More

3 Oct 2016

Course & Tutorial Updates

Melanie Mitchell's Introduction to Complexity is now live, so if you have been thinking of signing up, now is the perfect time!  Share the course with your network and encourage someone new to learn about complex systems today.

Introduction to Agent-based Modeling... Read more


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Peer Review, Nonlinear Dynamics, Private Messaging and More

8 Sep 2016

Course Updates

The courses keep on coming! Liz Bradley's excellent course, Nonlinear Dynamics: Mathematical and Computational Approaches, is now live! Professor Bradley and her TA Jessica Petty will be guiding a new batch of students through the course.  If you haven't taken this course... Read more


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August Update

2 Aug 2016

Course Updates

It is finally here - our Introduction to Agent-based Modeling course with Bill Rand launched August 1st! The first unit is completely free and will give you a taste of what Agent-based modeling is and why people use it.  If you haven't enrolled, now's your chance to join!

Over 1300 students have enrolled and so far over... Read more


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June / July Update: Courses, courses, courses

26 Jun 2016

Course Updates

Your patience is paying off - our courses are starting up again, including our brand new Introduction to Agent-based Modeling with Bill Rand! We will have a course starting every month for four months.  

In July, we start with Dave Feldman's fantastic Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos,... Read more


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April/May Update: The calm before the storm

13 May 2016

Getting ready for summer

Have things seemed a bit slow on Complexity Explorer lately? Like a swift current under a calm ocean surface, there's more going on here than you may think.  We are working on some major developments that we can't talk about just yet, but will be very exciting.  Many of these... Read more


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February-March 2016 Update

21 Jan 2016

Time for Tutorials

Here at Complexity Explorer we have been focusing on our math tutorials.  Our offerings have grown quite a bit in a year and we are not planning on slowing down.  In December we released the Vector and Matrix Algebra tutorial with Anthony Rhodes, which has a wide applicability to many fields in... Read more


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December Donation Challenge Results

31 Dec 2015

During the month of December, every dollar you donated was matched by another dollar from an anonymous donor, up to $4,000. We reached our goal on December 28th, 2015, and by January 1st, 2016 we raised $7,805 + our $4,000 match

With $11,805 raised, we can cover the cost of ten new tutorials!

Thank you to the ... Read more


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January 2016 Update

30 Dec 2015

December Donation Challenge a Resounding Success

We are overwhelmed at the generosity of Complexity Explorer's supporters.  In December, fifty four of you decided to donate funds to help us continue achieving our goals.  Our goal was to match a $4000 anonymous donation with $4000 raised by you.  We are delighted to announce... Read more


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December 2015 Update

1 Dec 2015

Give back in December

2015 is reaching an end and we are looking forward to next year - read on below to see more about the courses we will be offering in 2016! There are some familiar faces, and some exciting newcomers as well.  We also have a new story featuring three supporters of Complexity Explorer, and a challenge for you all to... Read more


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November 2015 Update

1 Nov 2015

New on our homepage:   The Web of Life and the Ecological Human 

Connor O'Neil summarized Santa Fe Institute faculty member Jen Dunne's Public Ulam Lecture Series held in Santa Fe. Check it out for some fascinating insights into her research, great graphics, and a link to the full lectures on video.   

Course... Read more


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October 2015 Update

7 Oct 2015

New on our homepage:   Sid Redner Q&A on Random Walks 

We interviewed Random Walks tutorial instructor Sid Redner.  Find out from him what you can learn when you take his Random Walks tutorial, and also what's so seductive about the arcsin law.  You can read his interview here, and take his course here... Read more


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September 2015 Update

25 Aug 2015

New on our homepage:   Liz Bradley and Dave Feldman Q&As 

We interviewed Nonlinear Dynamics course instructor Liz Bradley, and Fractals and Scaling course instructor Dave Feldman.  According to Liz, complex systems and nonlinear dynamics are two sides of the same coin.  Scaling behavior, covered in Dave's... Read more


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Website Update: Tutorials

6 Aug 2015

Changes to our web pageTutorials are now separate from each other

If you logged on to work on units from "Mathematics for Complex Systems" today, you may have noticed some big changes.

Each unit is now its own, separate tutorial.  If you have been working through the units, you will have been enrolled in every... Read more


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August 2015 Update

3 Aug 2015

New on our homepage:   Connor O'Neil describes a Complexity Panel

A thought-provoking glimpse into the inner workings of the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School.

Course updates:  New fall courses open for enrollment

Enrollment Open:  We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Bradley's... Read more


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July 2015 Update

6 Jul 2015

New on our homepage:   Simon DeDeo talks about his MaxEnt tutorial:

Find out how MaxEnt can help you distinguish the truly complex from what is just complicated

Course Open:  Introduction to Complexity is live starting today!  Over 2,000 people have enrolled.  It's not too late to sign up; spread the word and... Read more


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June 2015 Update

5 Jun 2015

New article, tutorial, course announcement, new staff member and website changes.  Read on for more.

 

New on our homepage:   The Accidental Universe:

A Summary of Alan Lightman's recent SFI Community Lecture.

New mathematics tutorial:  Maximum Entropy Methods, taught by Simon DeDeo (Indiana University and Santa Fe... Read more


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April 2015 Update

21 Apr 2015

April 21, 2015

 

New!  Ties that bind: The goodness of social networks

A summary of Alex "Sandy" Pentland's recent SFI Community Lecture.

Course updates:

Introduction to Complexity will be (re)offered starting on July 6, 2015.  Enrollment is now open!

Agent-Based Modeling in Netlogo has been postponed to Fall,... Read more


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March 2015 Update

12 Mar 2015

March 12, 2015

 

New!  Interview with Luis Rocha

We talk with complex systems scientist Luis Rocha of Indiana University about his work on networks, and about Indiana's new Network Science Institute:  Read more here.

Mathematics Tutorials

We are still working on two new tutorial units (it always takes longer than you... Read more


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Spring 2015 Update

1 Mar 2015

Spring, 2015

Happy Spring to all!  You may have noticed that we are not offering any courses during Spring 2015.  We are using this time to produce our Mathematics tutorials, to add content to our Resources and Glossaries list, and to finally publish entries in the Virtual Laboratory.  In the meantime, all our course materials... Read more


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February 2015 Update

2 Feb 2015

New!  Tutorials:

We are offering a new kind of educational resource:  a tutorial.  A tutorial is like a course, except that its units are relatively independent, and it does not have a start or end date, and is available indefinitely.   Anyone can enroll at any time.  The units are entirely... Read more