Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2003 End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2003
Registration Date: Jan 24, 2003
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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:

* Evolutionary processes and molecular evolution
* Learning and adaptation in natural and artificial systems
* Adaptive models in social science
* Multi-agent modelling

Week 4 - Completion and presentation of student projects.


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 application.

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@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@santafe.edu