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(also see: About Us)
What is the mission of FQXi?
To catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.
What does that mean in plain English?
FQXi provides grant programs and other support to qualified researchers in certain areas of physics, cosmology and related fields. These researchers investigate cutting-edge questions dealing with the nature of the universe, and how we perceive it.
What is the goal of FQXi?
The goal of FQXi is to allow researchers in certain areas of physics, cosmology and related fields to investigate profound questions about the nature of the universe, and how we perceive it.
What is cosmology?
Cosmology is a sub-field of astronomy that deals with "big" or "deep" scientific questions such as: How did the universe begin? What is its destiny? What, if anything, came before?