Science Board Symposium April 09 - Agenda

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Schedule is subject to change.

  • Please note, attendance at this event is by invitation only.


Thursday, April 16 - Inn at Loretto (211 Old Santa Fe Trail)
6:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception, Inn at Loretto (Light appetizers and no-host bar)
Friday, April 17 - Inn at Loretto
7:00 a.m. Tesuque Ballroom

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Zuni Ballroom

Welcome, Simon Levin (Co-Chair, SFI Science Board & Princeton University)

9:15 Welcome and SFI Overview, Geoffrey West (SFI President and Distinguished Professor)
9:30 Economic Theory and the Financial Crisis, Kenneth Arrow (Nobel Laureate and SFI Science Board)
10:00 Frontiers in the Social Sciences, Dan Hruschka (SFI Postdoctoral Fellow)
10:15 Frontiers in Sustainability, Jessika Trancik (SFI Postdoctoral Fellow)
10:30 Break
11:00 Assessing Individual Risk, John Rundle (U. C. Davis and SFI External Professor)
11:30 The Regulation of Risk and the Risk of Regulations, Led by J. Doyne Farmer (SFI Professor)
12:00 p.m. Tesuque Ballroom


1:30 Foundations and Frontiers of Physics (Introduction by Geoffrey West), David Gross (Nobel Laureate, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, U.C. Santa Barbara, and SFI Science Board)
2:15 Response by Murray Gell-Mann (Nobel Laureate, SFI Distinguished Fellow, Trustee and Science Board)
2:30 Frontiers of Scientific Computing – why it matters! (Introduction by C. C. Wood, SFI Vice President of Administration), Cris Moore, (University of New Mexico and SFI Professor) and Stephanie Forrest (University of New Mexico and SFI External Professor)
3:00 Break
3:30 Evolutionary Frontiers in Genetic and Linguistics Systems (Introduction by David Krakauer, SFI Professor and Chair of Faculty)

The Diversity of Mental Representation, Ray Jackendoff (Tufts University and SFI Sabbatical Visitor)

Frontiers in Molecular Evolution, Andreas Wagner (University of Zurich and SFI External Professor)

5:00 Cocktail Hour in the Presidential Suite hosted by Bill Miller (Chairman, SFI Board of Trustees, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason Capital Management) and Jim Rutt (Vice Chair, SFI Board of Trustees and Director, Proteus Foundation)
Evening Dinner on own—contact SFI events office for assistance with dinner reservations
Saturday, April 18 - Santa Fe Institute
7:30-8:45 a.m. Shuttles provided from Inn at Loretto to SFI, meet at hotel main entrance
8:00 a.m. Robert Noyce Conference Room

Continental Breakfast

9:00 The State of the SFI, Geoffrey West
9:45 SFI Research Vision and Implementation Strategy, David Krakauer and Elisabeth Johnson (SFI Director of Sponsored Research Planning and Administration)
10:30 Break
11:00 SFI Business Network and Development Efforts including short presentation by Business Network Members, Shannon Larsen (SFI Vice President of Development and Corporate Relations)
11:45 Lunch
1:00 pm SFI in the New Reality, General discussion by Science Board, led by Science Board Co-Chairs Simon Levin and David K. Campbell (Boston University)

Trustee’s Perspective on Science Board, Bill Miller (Chairman, SFI Board of Trustees, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason Capital Management)

3:45 - 5:15 Shuttles to Inn at Loretto, meet in SFI lobby
4:00 Closed Session: Science Board Business Meeting
5:00 Adjourn Closed Session: Science Board Business Meeting
5:45-6:45 Shuttles from Loretto to SFI, meet at hotel main entrance
6:00 Dinner and Open House, Santa Fe Institute
9:00-9:45 Shuttles to Inn at Loretto, meet in SFI lobby'