Miguel Fuentes

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Instituto Balseiro, one of the most prestigious research centers in Latin America.

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, National University of La Plata, Argentina.

  • Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy, The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) & Universidad Oberta de Catalunya.

Miguel Fuentes has worked and studied, among others, at places like the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, the Institut Non–Lineaire de Nice, the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute, where he is an External Professor.

He works on interdisciplinary research (science, technology, and society research), from mathematical physics, with a focus on applied statistical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics and the use of information theory and complexity measures to characterize and understand complex behavior on systems much related to highly interdisciplinary teams. From hard physics models, to biodiversity and dynamics of innovations, social systems, public policies, spread of infections (or information), etc.

An important aspect of his research is the epistemological study of complex systems and the philosophy of innovations. This study focuses on the analysis of the evolution of scientific theories and the dynamics of innovations.

As a General Research Director, he had leads processes of creation, strengthening, and management of institutional research lines, with a focus on interdisciplinary research. Besides, he has led processes of creating and enhancing doctorates and postgraduate degrees.

Written Work

Associate Director Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School


Santa Fe Institute's Web Page

e-mail: fuentesm@santafe.edu