Postdocs in Complexity Conference VIII

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organized by David Krakauer and Hilary Skolnik
October 27-29, 2021

Meeting Summary: The JSMF – SFI Postdocs in Complexity Conference VIII will be held at the Santa Fe Institute on October 27th – 29th, 2021. It will bring together 32 JSMF Fellows and 16 SFI Postdoctoral Fellows. The bi-annual meeting provides networking opportunities for prestigious early career researchers from around the globe who are working on complex systems science, as well as special sessions with prominent speakers.

Major outcomes that we are seeking will be to develop a strong network, build collaborative research, establish best practices for complex systems science research and introduce the new JSMF postdocs to the Santa Fe Institute. This three-day conference will build on the themes of the previous six Postdocs in Complexity conferences and over twenty virtual meetings.

As an introduction, Susan Fitzpatrick and David Krakauer will give an overview of the JSMF-SFI Postdoc Program goals. During the conference we will be holding two postdoctoral fellow ‘poster sessions’, talks by invited speakers, collaborative research jams and reckless ideas discussions. Invited speakers come from SFI Faculty, External faculty, Fractal Faculty, SFI Staff, a member of the JSMF Advisory Board and the business world. A field trip and social events will round out the events for the three days.

Through these conferences we aim to prepare participants to communicate their high quality, innovative research effectively to the scientific community and to become thought leaders who shape the future of science. The Postdocs in Complexity are generously funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation.