SFI Colloquium Hosts Two Seminars This Week

Tullis Onstott

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute is hosting two seminars this week. The first, by Princeton scientist Tullis Onstott will explore “Life in Earth’s Deep Biosphere: From Bacterial Finches to Bactivorous Meiofauna.”

The talk is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

For more than 10 years, scientists have been exploring this subterranean desert down to depths of 5 km and finding within it oases inhabited by very tenacious life forms. At depths ranging from 0.6 to 1.5 km, a surprisingly diverse community exists comprised of everything from viruses, to archaea and bacteria to bactivorous nematodes. 

Christophe G. Lambert

The second seminar will feature Christophe G. Lambert of Golden Helix Inc. The talk, titled “Requisite Organization and Requisite Variety: Organizing Principals of Human Behavioral Complexity,” is 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in the Noyce Conference Room.

The seminar will tackle these questions:

  • What is the role of complexity of information processing (CIP) in the emergence of complex societies?
  • What is the distribution of CIP and its implications?
  • What does the work of science look like at different levels of CIP?
  • How can this knowledge help us better manage complexity?

The seminars are free and open to everyone. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

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