Santa Fe Institute

Can scientists know that they do not know?

Imagine you knew everything about the current universe – the state of every single particle – and all the laws governing the universe's evolution. Endowed with such knowledge, you could then predict the future, right? ...

Feb 17, 2014
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Early Clovis knew their land and stone

Some 60 km southeast of Socorro, N.M., a low gravel ridge runs above the Chupadera Wash in the Rio Grande Rift Valley. The remote Mockingbird Gap is a dry, narrow strip half a mile long, but thousands of ...

Oct 01, 2013
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New technique for dataset cluster detection

( —A persistent problem for mathematicians trying to understand the structures of networks – in datasets representing relationships among everything from galaxies to people – is community detection: finding ...

Nov 27, 2013
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