Searching for Order in the Complexity of Evolving Worlds
The Santa Fe Institute is the world headquarters for complexity science, operated as an independent, nonprofit research and education center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Our researchers endeavor to understand and unify the underlying, shared patterns in complex physical, biological, social, cultural, technological, and even possible astrobiological worlds. Our global research network of scholars spans borders, departments, and disciplines, unifying curious minds steeped in rigorous logical, mathematical, and computational reasoning. As we reveal the unseen mechanisms and processes that shape these evolving worlds, we seek to use this understanding to promote the well-being of humankind and of life on earth.