Large Grants
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Current Program

2017-18 Agency in the Physical World
Submit RFP by February 1, 2018
Previous Programs

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

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

Display Large Grant awardees from:

Awardee   Institution Value   Project Title
Dmitry Budker UC Berkeley $170,000 A Laboratory Search for Temporal and Spatial Variation of the Fine-Structure Constant Using Atomic Dysprosium
Andrei Linde Stanford University $164,179 Multiverse, Inflation, Life and Probabilities
Keith Schwab Cornell University $161,012 Probing Quantum Mechanics with Mechanical Structures
Thomas LaBean Duke University $134,326 Experimentally Probing the Origins of Macromolecular Structure
John Baez UC Riverside $131,865 Categorifying Fundamental Physics
Alexander Maloney McGill University $117,120 The Holographic Wave Function of the Universe
Antony Valentini Imperial College London $113,138 Hidden Variables in the Early Universe
Jonathan Dowling LSU $102,061 Quantum Measurement in the Timeless Universe
Julian Barbour Oxford University $99,563 Machian Quantum Gravity
Bob Coecke Oxford University $89,981 The Road to a New Quantum Formalism: Categories as a Canvas for Quantum Foundations
Jenny Harrison UC Berkeley $85,000 Axioms of Calculus and Mechanics
Ted Jacobson University of Maryland at College Park $82,127 Growth of the Vacuum in Quantum Cosmology
Subir Sachdev Harvard University $80,934 Quantum Criticality and Black Holes
A. Garrett Lisi Theiss Research $77,222 E8 Theory
Wojciech Zurek Los Alamos National Laboratory $75,000 Quantum Darwinism
Paul Davies Arizona State University $70,000 Cosmological and Astrophysical Implications of Quantum Post-Selection
Caslav Brukner University of Vienna $69,600 Theories of Systems with Limited Information Content - Quantum Theory and Beyond
Markus Aspelmeyer IQOQI $69,187 Experimental Metaphysics at the Quantum-Classical Border
Yong-Shi Wu University of Utah $68,744 Stochastic Approach to Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
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
Glenn Starkman Case Western Reserve University $64,760 Can Cosmology Survive Without Birkhoff's Law?
Alexander Vilenkin Tufts University $63,000 The Measure Problem in the Inflationary Multiverse
Ken Olum Tufts University $60,274 Does General Relativity Permit Exotic Phenomena?
Raphael Bousso UC Berkeley $60,067 Why is the Universe Large?
Michael Reisenberger Theiss Research $55,918 Classical and Quantum Gravity Without Constraints
Tevian Dray Oregon State University $51,393 Using Octonionic Cayley Spinors to Describe Fundamental Particles
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
Richard Woodard University of Florida $37,128 Fundamental Particles as Probes 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
Gaurav Khanna University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth $15,166 Numerical Techniques for Solving Models of Quantum Gravity
TOTAL   $2,683,765

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