Large Grants
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2016 Physics of the Observer
2016 Awardees

2015 The Physics of What Happens
2015 Awardees

2013 Physics of Information
2013 Awardees

2010 The Nature of Time
2010 Awardees

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
2008 Awardees

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
2006 Awardees

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

Display Large Grant awardees from:

Awardee   Institution Value   Project Title
Xiao-Gang Wen MIT $94,924 Microscopic Origin of Gravity & Light
Alexander Vilenkin Tufts University $61,878 Probabilities in the Landscape
Antony Valentini Imperial College $112,457 Hidden Variables in Physics and Cosmology
Roderich Tumulka Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet $45,960 Bohmian Mechanics at Space-Time Singularities
Robert Spekkens Cambridge University $46,000 Operational probabilistic theories as foils to quantum theory
Eva Silverstein Stanford University $50,000 Dimensionality in String Theory
Sara Seager Carnegie Institution $64,434 The Characterization & Search for Life on Hot Rocky Exoplanets
Keith Schwab Cornell University $85,000 Production & Study of Macroscopic Mechanical Entanglements
Simon Saunders Oxford University $62,149 Everett at 50
Jorge Pullin / Rodolfo Gambini Louisiana State University / University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay $65,530 Relational Physics with Real Rods and Clocks and the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics
Ekkehard Peik PTB $84,624 Laborotory Search for a temporal variation of the fine structure constant
Ken Olum Tufts University $85,905 Does General Relativity Permit Exotic Phenomena
Farzad Nekoogar Multiversal Journeys $77,000 Theoretical Physics Made Easy for the Public
Fotini Markopoulou Perimeter Institute $56,736 Quantum Gravity from a Quantum Information Theoretic Perspective
Abraham Loeb Harvard University $47,370 Utilizing the Mileura Wide-Field Array to Search for Intelligent Extra-Terrestrial Life
A. Garrett Lisi Fractured Atlas $77,280 Deferential Geometry
Janna Levin Barnard College $28,611 Godelian Incompleteness & A Theory of Everything
Matthew Leifer Perimeter Institute $71,680 Abstract Quantum Probability
Paul Kwiat University of Illinois $89,843 Loophole-free Test of Bell's Inequalities
Justin Khoury / Maulik Parikh Perimeter Institute / Columbia University $22,000 The Boundary as the Distant Stars: Mach's Principle in General Relativity
Christopher Isham Imperial College $75,000 Topos Quantum Theory
Brian Greene Columbia University $70,000 Arrows of Time in the Quantum Universe
Steven Giddings UC Santa Barbara $127,735 Observation & Nonlocality in Quantum Gravitational Physics
Richard Easther Yale University $106,594 Possible Pasts in the Multiverse
Olaf Dreyer MIT $50,000 Quantum Space
John Donoghue University of Massachusetts $64,634 Emergent Gauge Symmetry
Louis Crane Kansas State University $135,247 A New Approach to Quantum Gravity, with Possible Applications to the Origin & Future of Life
Dmitry Budker UC Berkeley $85,000 Search for a Possible Time Variation of the Fine-Structure Constant alpha by Radio-Frequency Spectroscopy of Atomic Dysprosium
Markus Aspelmeyer IQOQI $48,819 Expolring Physical Realism - Experiments on the Foundations & Limits of Quantum Physics
Fred Adams University of Michigan $85,519 Future History of the Universe, Including Time Variations in the Constants of Nature
TOTAL   $2,177,929

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