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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Primary Institution: Santa Fe Institute
City: Santa Fe
State: NM
Job Duration: Ten weeks (June 2 - August 15, 2008)
Class Requirement: Undergraduate status
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Complex Adaptive Systems
Description: Undergraduate students work with faculty mentors on an individual research project focused on some aspect of complex systems. Possible focus areas include adaptive computation; computational aspects of complexity; energy and information in biological computation; scaling laws in complex phenomena; network structure and dynamics; robustness and innovation in biological and social systems; and the dynamics of human social interactions including state and market formation, economics as a complex system, and the evolution of language.

This program is highly individualized. Each student works with one or more faculty mentors on a specific, mutually selected project. The project may be based on a suggestion from the SFI mentor, an idea from the student intern, or a combination of the two. During the first week of the program, interns attend morning lectures at SFI's Complex Systems Summer School.
Stipend: yes
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/16/2008
Job Website:
Additional Information: The Santa Fe Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent research and education center founded in 1984 for multidisciplinary collaborations in the physical, biological, computational, and social sciences. Understanding of complex adaptive systems is critical to addressing key environmental, technological, biological, economic, and political challenges.

Scientists and researchers come to Santa Fe Institute from universities, government agencies, research institutes, and private industry to collaborate in attempts to uncover the mechanisms that underlie the deep simplicity present in our complex world.

Please browse our website at for details concerning our research programs.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Lee Goodwin
1399 Hyde Park Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-946-2746