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

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

Display Large Grant awardees from:

Awardee   Institution Value   Project Title
Gaurav Khanna University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth $15,166 Numerical Techniques for Solving Models of Quantum Gravity
Peter Byrne Oxford University Press $35,000 The Devil's Pitchfork: Multiple Universes, Mutually Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family
Richard Woodard University of Florida $37,128 Fundamental Particles as Probes of Quantum Gravity
Olaf Dreyer MIT $50,000 Quantum Space II
Laura Mersini-Houghton UNC at Chapel Hill $50,000 The Puzzle of the Initial Conditions and the Multiverse
Saswat Sarangi Columbia University $50,000 Transport Properties of the Multiverse
Tevian Dray Oregon State University $51,393 Using Octonionic Cayley Spinors to Describe Fundamental Particles
Michael Reisenberger Theiss Research $55,918 Classical and Quantum Gravity Without Constraints
Raphael Bousso UC Berkeley $60,067 Why is the Universe Large?
Ken Olum Tufts University $60,274 Does General Relativity Permit Exotic Phenomena?
Alexander Vilenkin Tufts University $63,000 The Measure Problem in the Inflationary Multiverse
Glenn Starkman Case Western Reserve University $64,760 Can Cosmology Survive Without Birkhoff's Law?
Stephon Alexander Haverford College $65,000 Foundational Questions in Cosmology and Quantum Gravity
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia University La Sapienza $65,000 Falsifiable Quantum-Gravity Theories of Not Everything
Yong-Shi Wu University of Utah $68,744 Stochastic Approach to Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
Markus Aspelmeyer IQOQI $69,187 Experimental Metaphysics at the Quantum-Classical Border
Caslav Brukner University of Vienna $69,600 Theories of Systems with Limited Information Content - Quantum Theory and Beyond
Paul Davies Arizona State University $70,000 Cosmological and Astrophysical Implications of Quantum Post-Selection
Wojciech Zurek Los Alamos National Laboratory $75,000 Quantum Darwinism
A. Garrett Lisi Theiss Research $77,222 E8 Theory
Subir Sachdev Harvard University $80,934 Quantum Criticality and Black Holes
Ted Jacobson University of Maryland at College Park $82,127 Growth of the Vacuum in Quantum Cosmology
Jenny Harrison UC Berkeley $85,000 Axioms of Calculus and Mechanics
Bob Coecke Oxford University $89,981 The Road to a New Quantum Formalism: Categories as a Canvas for Quantum Foundations
Julian Barbour Oxford University $99,563 Machian Quantum Gravity
Jonathan Dowling LSU $102,061 Quantum Measurement in the Timeless Universe
Antony Valentini Imperial College London $113,138 Hidden Variables in the Early Universe
Alexander Maloney McGill University $117,120 The Holographic Wave Function of the Universe
John Baez UC Riverside $131,865 Categorifying Fundamental Physics
Thomas LaBean Duke University $134,326 Experimentally Probing the Origins of Macromolecular Structure
Keith Schwab Cornell University $161,012 Probing Quantum Mechanics with Mechanical Structures
Andrei Linde Stanford University $164,179 Multiverse, Inflation, Life and Probabilities
Dmitry Budker UC Berkeley $170,000 A Laboratory Search for Temporal and Spatial Variation of the Fine-Structure Constant Using Atomic Dysprosium
TOTAL   $2,683,765

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