The Santa Fe Institute is an independent research center pursuing the big questions on the frontiers of science.  The mission of the Santa Fe Institute is described to be;

'Searching for Order in the Complexity of Evolving Worlds' Our researchers endeavor to understand and unify the underlying, shared patterns in complex physical, biological, social, cultural, technological, and even possible astrobiological worlds. Our global research network of scholars spans borders, departments, and disciplines, unifying curious minds steeped in rigorous logical, mathematical, and computational reasoning. As we reveal the unseen mechanisms and processes that shape these evolving worlds, we seek to use this understanding to promote the well-being of humankind and of life on earth.

The Science Steering Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the President on all faculty appointments, workshops, ongoing research activities, and policy issues which affect how science is conducted at SFI. The SSC consists of a subset of the Resident Faculty, External Faculty and Science Board members.

Dating back to the early days of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems with John Holland and Carl Simon at the helm, CSCS and SFI have maintained a close bond in their common pursuit of complexity science knowledge.

Congratulations on your appointment Professor Bruch!