Santa Fe Institute 2002 Complex Systems Summer Schools

Paul Brault paul at
Sat Nov 10 14:18:31 EST 2001


Santa Fe School: June 9 to July 6, 2002 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Budapest School: July 8 to August 2, 2002 in Budapest, Hungary

An intensive introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical,
living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows in the sciences and social sciences.  Open to students in all
countries.  Students are expected to choose one school and attend the
full four weeks.  No tuition is charged.  Some support for housing and
travel expenses is also available.

Week one will consist of an intensive series of lectures and
laboratories introducing foundational ideas and tools of complex systems
research.  The topics will include nonlinear dynamics and pattern
formation, statistical mechanics and stochastic processes, information
theory and computation theory, adaptive computation, computer modeling
tools, and specific applications of these core topics to various
disciplines.  (Prior to week one there may be an optional intensive
two-day math review.)

Weeks two and three will consist of lectures on current research in
complex systems.
Week four will be devoted to completion and presentation of student


Director:    Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
Location:  Held at the campus of St. John’s College.
Administered by the Santa Fe Institute.

Topics Include:
-- Foundations of Complex Systems (including nonlinear dynamics,
information and
    computation theory, and evolution and adaptation)
--  Adaptive Computation
--  Network Structure and Dynamics
--  Cultural Evolution
--  Immunology and Distributed Autonomous Systems
--  Robustness in Biological Systems


Directors: John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute, and Imre Kondor, Eötvös
Loránd University
Location:  Held at the campus of Eötvös Loránd University.
 Administered by Central European University and the Santa Fe Institute.

Topics include:
-- Foundations of Complex Systems (including nonlinear dynamics,
information and
    computation theory, and evolution and adaptation)
--  Network Structure and Dynamics
--  Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems
--  Universal Scaling Laws in Biology
--  Collective Behavior and Self-organization


Provide a current resume with publications list (if any), statement of
current research interests, comments about why you want to attend the
school, and two letters of recommendation from scientists who know your
work.  Include your e-mail address and fax number.  Specify which school
you want to attend (or which is your first choice if you are willing to
attend either).  Specify whether you wish to apply for a travel
scholarship.  (This will not influence our decision on your
application.) Please do not bind your application in any manner.  Send
only complete application packages by postal mail to:

   Summer Schools
   MS  NG
   Santa Fe Institute
   1399 Hyde Park Road
   Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA

NEW!  ONLINE APPLICATION FORM now available at:  We encourage you to apply

DEADLINE:  Applications must be postmarked no later than January 18,

Women, minorities, and students from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply.

For further information:, or e-mail
us at: summerschool at

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