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SFI Complex Systems Summer School

Paul Brault paul at santafe.edu
Fri Jan 17 00:14:52 EST 2003


***  Application Deadline:  January 24, 2003 ***

June 8 to July 5, 2003 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Held at the campus of St. John's College.
Administered by the Santa Fe Institute.

Director:  Jonathan Shapiro, University of Manchester

Laboratory Director:  Ray Goldstein, University of Arizona

General Description:

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 from all 
countries.  Students are expected to attend the school for the full four 
weeks and to participate in group or individual projects.  

Week 1 - Intensive series of lectures and laboratories introducing
foundational ideas and tools of complex systems research. The topics
will include nonlinear dynamics, information theory, statistical
mechanics, computation and complexity, and pattern formation.

Weeks 2 and 3 - Lectures and panel discussions on current research in
complex systems. Topics will include:

* Multi-agent systems
* Adaptation in biological systems
* Evolution of Institutions
* Neuroeconomics
* Emergent Engineering

Week 4 - Completion and presentation of student projects.

Faculty (Partial List):

Elizabeth Bradley    University of Colorado, Boulder
Thomas Carter        California State University, Stanislaus
Neil Gershenfeld    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ray Goldstein        University of Arizona
Paul Higgs        McMaster University
Kevin McCabe        University of Arizona
Michael North        Argonne National Laboratory
Jonathan Shapiro    University of Manchester
Peyton Young        Johns Hopkins University


No tuition is charged.  100% of housing and meal costs are supported for 
graduate students and 50% for postdoctoral fellows (the remaining 50% is 
$750 for the four-week school).  Most students will provide their own 
travel funding.  Some travel scholarships may be available based on 
demonstrated need, with preference given to international students.


Housing will be in single dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms at St. 
John's College.  Each dorm room will have a telephone and computer 
network connections.  Housing and travel support for accompanying 
families is not available.


Applications are solicited from graduate students and postdoctoral 
fellows in any discipline. Some background in science and mathematics at 
least at the undergraduate level is required (including calculus and 
linear algebra).

To Apply:

Provide a current resume with publications list (if any), a statement of 
your current research interests and comments about why you want to 
attend the school, and two letters of recommendation from scientists who 
know your work.

Online application is available at http://www.santafe.edu/csss03.html.  
We strongly encourage you to apply online in order to expedite your 

Applications will also be accepted by postal mail.  Include a cover 
letter providing your e-mail address and fax number, and specifying 
whether you wish to be considered for a travel scholarship.  (This will 
not influence the review of your application.)  Do not bind your 
application materials in any manner.  Send packages to:

Summer School
Santa Fe Institute
1399 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501 USA

The two letters of recommendation may be included in the application 
package sent via postal mail, or sent separately to the address above.  
They can also be e-mailed directly from the author to 
summerschool at santafe.edu.


All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be 
postmarked or electronically submitted no later than January 24, 2003.

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

For further information about the 2003 Complex Systems Summer School, 
please visit http://www.santafe.edu/csss03.html, or e-mail us at: 
summerschool at santafe.edu

*** Please feel free to forward this e-mail announcement to colleagues 
who may be interested in the Complex Systems Summer School. ***

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