The InterPlanetary Festival would not be possible without the generous support and funding by our Key Sponsors, the Santa Fe Institute’s Miller Omega Program, United Therapeutics, and Jennifer and Bryan Murphy. In addition, InterPlanetary works with many Community Partners who help contribute to the success of the festival in a variety of ways.

The Miller Omega Program

The Miller Omega Program (Mu Omega Pi) supports projects, individuals, and events at SFI that aspire to explore the frontiers of our understanding of the complex universe. The Miller Omega Program was created to support deep thinking in areas that are untested, unproven, involve considerable uncertainty in their outcomes, and if they should prove correct, could lead to a significant transformation in our understanding of complex phenomena.

The Mu Omega Pi will support individuals who propose daring new ideas, syntheses, and applications irrespective of field. It will also support events that bring together orthogonal modes of thinking (philosophy, literature and science), as well as prizes and awards for outstanding contributions to complexity science.

The Miller Omega Program is run according to a set of values considered by the donor, Bill Miller, in discussion with the SFI President, David Krakauer, to ensure the most effective execution of the program in relation to the SFI core mission and donor intent.



United Therapeutics Corporation

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. We have five approved products on the market today and are relentless in our pursuit of “medicines for life”®.

Martine Rothblatt, on behalf of United Therapeutics Corporation, has created the Baruch Blumberg Astrobiology Scholarship to support travel to the festival by interested students who cannot justify the expense of such a trip, and to support the costs of InterPlanetary Arts Installations for the InterPlanetary Panel.


Jennifer and Bryan Murphy