2015 The Physics of What Happens

*FQXi's Physics of What Happens program was made possibly through support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation. The PIs listed below have been recommended for grants via FQXi's donor advised fund for the Physics of What Happens program.*

Awardee | Institution | Value | Project Title |

John Harding | New Mexico State University | $44,330 | Events as Decompositions |

Lorenzo Maccone / Seth Lloyd / Vittorio Giovannetti | Universita' di Pavia / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Scuola Normale Superiore | $44,965 | Quantum Spacetime from Events |

Matthew Leifer | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics | $52,601 | Quantum Theory in the Block Universe |

Thomas Durt / Ralph Willox / Samuel Colin | Institut Fresnel - UMR 7249 / University of Tokyo / Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas | $54,650 | Quantum Rogue Waves as Emerging Quantum Events |

Samir Mathur | The Ohio State University | $59,106 | What is an event? |

Anthony Short | University of Bristol | $59,280 | Emergent Relativity |

Sean Carroll | Caltech | $60,044 | What Happens Inside the Quantum State? |

Benjamin Schumacher | Kenyon College | $73,425 | Eidostates and physical records of events |

Antonio Acín | ICFO | $76,296 | Quantum Bayesian networks: the physics of nonlocal events |

Catalina Oana Curceanu | Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare | $85,000 | "Events" as we see them: experimental test of the collapse models as a solution of the measurement-problem. |

Carlo Rovelli | CPT Marseille | $90,000 | Quantum events as the basis of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity |

Eric Cavalcanti | Griffith University | $94,300 | Events, agents and causation in ontological models of quantum theory |

John Barrow | University of Cambridge | $95,954 | Stuff Happens: the Physics of Events |

Kevin Resch / Robert Spekkens | University of Waterloo / Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics | $99,705 | Experimental test of intrinsically quantum causal relations |

Steven Giddings | University of California, Santa Barbara | $101,899 | Observables in quantum spacetime |

Howard Wiseman / Michael Hall | Griffith University | $103,895 | How do measurement events emerge from Many Interacting Worlds? |

Adrian Kent | University of Cambridge | $105,000 | Quasiclassical events in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory |

Sabine Hossenfelder | Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies | $126,000 | Spacetime Defects |

Miguel Navascués | Bilkent University | $132,480 | Towards an almost quantum physical theory |

Raphael Bousso | University of California, Berkeley | $142,820 | Quantum Information, Quantum Gravity, and Quantifying How Much Happens |

Lucien Hardy / Jamie Vicary | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics / University of Oxford | $148,325 | Categorical Compositional Physics |

Wojciech Zurek | Theiss Research | $150,000 | Events, Irreversibility, and the Objective Past of a Quantum Universe |

TOTAL |
$2,000,075 |
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