Large Grants
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Previous Programs

2020 Consciousness in the Physical World

2019 Intelligence in the Physical World

2019 Information as Fuel

2018 Agency in the Physical World

2016 Physics of the Observer

2015 The Physics of What Happens

2013 Physics of Information

2010 The Nature of Time

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

Display Large Grant awardees from:

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

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