CSSS class of 2017

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students, early-career scientists, and professionals: the 2018 Complex Systems Summer School, June 10-July 6, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Apply by January 29, 2018.

This year’s summer school students will:

  • Uncover the evolution of intelligence and stupidity with SFI President David Krakauer
  • Learn the secrets of scaling in cities and ecosystems from Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West
  • Explore complexity science through interactive art, simulation, and data visualization
  • Pursue novel collaborative research at the world headquarters for complexity science
  • Traverse the enchanted landscapes and unique cultures of Santa Fe, New Mexico


The program offers an intensive four-week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems.

The program includes lectures, laboratories, discussion sessions, and group projects focusing on foundational ideas, tools, and current topics in complex systems research. These include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, scaling theory, information theory and computation theory, adaptation and evolution, network structure and dynamics, adaptive computation techniques, and computer modeling tools and specific applications of these core topics to various disciplines.CSSS is intended for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the sciences or social sciences, and professionals who seek a background and hands-on experience conducting interdisciplinary research in complex systems.

All activities will be conducted in English.

For more information and to apply, please visit the CSSS school page.

If you have questions, please e-mail Carla Shedivy at carla@santafe.edu.