Monday, June 08, 2009

Arriving at the Santa Fe Institute

(A view from the balcony of my dorm.)

I arrived in Santa Fe yesterday afternoon after a wonderful weekend visit with Aunt Ruth, mom, and dad in Kansas City. If tonight is any indication, this is going to be a fantastic month. I am here until July 4th for a summer program in Complex Systems Analysis with the Santa Fe Institute.

There are students here from all over the world from disciplines ranging from biology, physics, and engineering to public policy, geography, and economics -- most either working on or having finished their PhDs in their respective fields. I met many of the other students tonight and without exception had fascinating conversations with all of them. We are staying in dorms at St. John's College and the scenery here is both breathtaking and serene.

The Santa Fe Institute has a wiki set-up with details on our schedule, the faculty involved, profiles of student participants, and more. There is also a readings page. I also found this older version of the readings page that has another good bibliography. Here is a link to my profile page.

Looks like it will be an informative and fun-filled June full of new friendships, new knowledge and skills, and new adventures!

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