# Fulcrum Grants

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world" - Archimedes

Open to FQxI Members only.

FQxI hosts one to two rounds of Fulcrum Grants (formerly: FQxI’s Mini-Grants)—grants of up to $15,000—for Members each year via a streamlined application process. Fulcrum Grants are suitable for travel, lecture programs, workshops, equity work, and other small projects initiated by Members.

**The goals of the Fulcrum Grant are to:**

- Create and sustain connections between FQxI Members and between Members and the wider community.
- Enable FQxI-consonant research by applying small amounts of funding to key areas for strategic leverage.
- Disperse small grants in a maximally efficient way to the FQxI Membership and FQxI itself.
- Address the marginalization of communities that are underrepresented in physics, cosmology, and related fields.

**How Fulcrum Grantees are selected:**

FQxI has a streamlined process for assessing Fulcrum Grant applications to keep administrative costs to a minimum. Our process is as follows:

1. We invite Members to apply for the Fulcrum Grant via email since this grant is not available to the public. Applicants can apply for $1,000 to $15,000 for meetings, travels, small projects, and more.

2. We review all applications for eligibility: a) Confirm their membership status, and b) Review applications to make sure applicants follow the guideline and the project isn’t significantly flawed in some way.

3. The remaining entries are entered into the quantum lottery. Their probability of success is proportional to 1/(C+P/2), where C is the applicant’s current request, and P is the sum of the applicant’s previous Fulcrum (mini-grant) wins if any.

4. We pick entries according to these probabilities until we have a list that exceeds the total available funding. Grantees include the 1st applicant on the list (in numerical order) until our grant funds for the round are exhausted.

We sometimes fund a bit lower or higher than our grant round allocation, depending on the amounts requested. For example, if we’ve funded the first 9 on the lottery list, and the 10th is requesting funds that would put us significantly over our grant funds, then we stop at applicant number 9 and roll the additional funds over to our next grant round. If the 10th request puts us over by a minimal amount, then it is approved based on the availability of funds.

5. Grantees are notified, and we conduct due diligence on all grantees to ensure we can send funds to their institute as per US regulations and laws governing nonprofit foundations.

## Past Awardees

Anthony Short

University of Bristol

Foundations 2023: Journal Launch Event and Early Career Travel

$8,625

2023

Carlo Rovelli

University of Western Ontario

Participation Loop School and Loop Conference

$4,600

2023

James Crutchfield

University of California, Davis

Workshop on Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics

$10,000

2023

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

Loops 24 travel support

$11,500

2023

Sebastian Deffner

University of Maryland

PT-symmetric quantum heat engines

$4,981

2023

Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov

Purdue University

Contextuality, (in)determinism, and free will

$3,025

2022

Ettore Minguzzi

University of Florence, Italy

Cosmic censorship revisited

$5,500

2022

Guilherme Franzmann

Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics

Workshop on theoretical and conceptual foundations of quantum physics

$5,000

2022

James Owen Weatherall

University of California, Irvine

Closing the Loop on Inflationary Cosmology

$2,070

2022

Moshe Shay Ben-Haim

Hebrew University and Yale University

Machine Learning Clustering of Aware and Unaware Learning Data

$1,955

2022

Otfried Guehne

University of Siegen

Lecture Series on Quantum Foundations

$6,275

2022

Patricia Palacios

University of Salzburg

Causation and Complexity

$3,520

2022

Tim Andreas Koslowski

Universität Würzburg

World Model for Quantum Shape Dynamics

$11,000

2022

Tejinder Pal Singh

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Gravitation, and quantum theory, as emergent phenomena

$1,000

2022

Mairi Sakellariadou

King's College London

Children's book on Astrophysics

$1,200

2022

Ian Durham

Saint Anselm College

Autonomous Boolean networks as an ontology for integrated information theory

$11,155

2022

Clarice D. Aiello

University of California, Los Angeles

Workshop: Chiral-induced spin selectivity through a quantum lens

$11,500

2021

Catalina Curceanu

LNF-INFN

Mini-workshop: Consciousness: what can we learn by testing quantum mechanics in various physical systems going from particles to stars?

$3,600

2021

Lajos Diosi

Eotvos Lorand University

Does wavefunction collapse generate gravity?

$3,450

2021

Eleanor Knox

King's College London

New Journal “Philosophy of Physics"

$10,000

2021

Chiara Marletto

University of Oxford

A podcast series on "Agent-based irreversibility" and its implications for physics, life and beyond

$4,000

2021

Felicity Meakins

University of Queensland

Human consciousness of magnetoreception

$11,574

2021

Tomasz Paterek

University of Gdansk

Wanders of light

$6,600

2021

Lev Vaidman

Tel Aviv University

Who am I in the framework of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics

$7,590

2021

Larissa Albantakis

University of Wisconsin

Conscious(ness) Realist – Publication Reviews and Commentaries

$4,037

2020

Lee Altenberg

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Pandemic Brain Trust Safety Net

$1,150

2020

Jeffrey Bub

University of Maryland

Illustrations for quantum-thermodynamics book for the public

$5,000

2020

Samuel Colin

Theiss Research

Research visit to the CBPF and UERJ (Rio de Janeiro)

$3,675

2020

Catalina Curceanu

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati – INFN

Con-fluences: gravity related collapse studies meet research on quantum vibrations in microtubules. Research visit at University of Alberta, Edmonton

$2,200

2020

Bianca Dittrich

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Computing quantum space times

$10,500

2020

Christopher Fuchs

Art and Science Laboratory; University of Massachusetts

Testing QBism: Can an artificial agent learn the Born rule?

$7,590

2020

Eduardo Guendelman

Ben Gurion University

Bahamas Conference on Gravity, Particle Physics and Cosmology

$4,000

2020

Samir Mathur

The Ohio State University

Modeling biological evolution using inflationary cosmology potentials

$5,750

2020

Simon Saunders

Oxford University

Visualising the Everett interpretation

$6,050

2020

Cristhiano Duarte Silva

International Institute of Physics – Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Impedance Collective – Investigating and Promoting Diversity

$6,900

2020

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

University of New Hampshire

Cite Black Women+ in Physics Project

$15,000

2020

Ana Belen Sainz

University of Gdansk

Women in quantum information science: a database

$7,000

2020

Mairi Sakellariadou

King's College London

Astrophysics is also for girls

$4,450

2020

Johannes Kleiner

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Catalyzing a Mathematical Science of Consciousness

$9,300

2020

Paul Davies

Arizona State University

What is a thought?

$12,000

2020

George Musser

Scientific American

Travel Support for Book Project on Physics, Neuroscience, and A.I.

$2,625

2020

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Consciousness in the Physical World

$2,875

2020

Ana Belen Sainz

University of Gdansk

Q-Turn 2020 Workshop: Changes Paradigms in Quantum Science

$7,000

2020

Daniel Sudarsky

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Black Hole Information Puzzle/ Workshop

$5,000

2020

Guido Bacciagaluppi

Utrecht University

Prospects for Relativistic Collapse

$6,000

2019

Eugenio Bianchi

Penn State University

Agency in isolated quantum systems

$6,000

2019

Samuel Colin

Theiss Research

Research visit to the CBPF and UERJ (Rio de Janeiro)

$2,625

2019

Catalina Curceanu

LNF-INFN

Mini-workshop: Experimental and theoretical inquiries of the intelligence and agency in plants (as prototype of non-human biological systems)

$2,600

2019

Steven Gratton

University of Cambridge

"The Future of Science" Conference

$7,000

2019

Adrian Kent

University of Cambridge

Consciousness Colloquia

$3,500

2019

Wayne C. Myrvold

The University of Western Ontario

John Bell Institute program support

$8,000

2019

Daniel Sudarsky

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Studies on Entropy and the status of "Conservation laws"

$2,300

2019

Naotsugu Tsuchiya

Monash University

Intelligence and consciousness in the physical world

$8,050

2019

Sara Imari Walker

Arizona State University

Physics of Math

$5,000

2019

Alexei Grinbaum

CEA/IRFU

UK and European Foundations of Physics-2020

$2,500

2019

Amedeo Balbi

Università di Roma Tor Vergata

The distribution of intelligent agents in the universe

$2,500

2019

Angelo Bassi

University of Trieste

Doctoral School “Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics”, in honor of the late Prof. Giancarlo Ghirardi

$5,000

2019

Catalina Curceanu

LNF-INFN

Agency and Intelligence in the physical world at the INSPYRE-2020 International School

$3,000

2019

Damien Alexander Easson

Arizona State University

FQXi Arizona-Prague MoU Collaboration

$4,393

2019

Daniel E Sudarsky

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Collapse theories, Black Holes, and Cosmology

$1,200

2019

Hector Zenil

Oxford Immune Algorithmics

AUTOMATA 2020

$9,500

2019

Jenann Ismael

Columbia University

Support for John Bell Institute

$6,000

2019

Masahiro Hotta

Tohoku University

Quantum AI Detectors

$5,750

2019

Sean Carroll

California Institute of Technology

Causality and Complexity

$4,000

2019

Thomas L Curtright

University of Miami

Miami 2019 and BASIC 2020

$4,600

2019

Matthias Kleinmann

University of Siegen

Philosophy & Physics workshop "New Perspectives on Quantum (Non-)Locality"

$6,900

2019

Adrian Kent

University of Cambridge

Modelling Observers in Classical and Quantum Physics

$2,500

2018

Alexei Grinbaum

CEA

What’s in the input/output distinction?

$2,000

2018

Amedeo Balbi

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Modeling the spatiotemporal distribution of observers in the universe

$3,000

2018

Angelo Bassi

University of Trieste

Is there a reality without an observer?

$4,000

2018

Benjamin Dribus

William Carey University

Constraints on Observation in Discrete Spacetime

$3,000

2018

Bob Coecke

Oxford University

10 years of ZX calculus meeting

$4,000

2018

Borivoje Dakic

Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

The notion of predictability in physics

$3,500

2018

Carlo Rovelli

Samy Maroun Center

The role of the observer in temporarily and quantum mechanics.

$10,000

2018

Catalina Curceanu

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, LNF-INFN

Pilot experiment on biophotons: which are the properties of a living system to be an observer?

$2,500

2018

Christian Wuthrich

University of Geneva

Split Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

$4,500

2018

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

John Wheeler: Radical Conservative

$8,000

2018

Eduardo Guendelman

Physics Dept. Ben Gurion University

Two Bahamas Conferences on Particle Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology

$6,000

2018

Flavio Mercati

Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome

Observers in Quantum Gravity 2 Workshop

$10,000

2018

Franco Nori

RIKEN

Control and observation of macroscopic quantum states

$11,000

2018

Gaurav Khanna

UMass Dartmouth

Observers and Observation in a Minimal Modal Interpretation of Quantum Theory

$4,000

2018

Ivette Fuentes

University of Nottingham

Benasque session on Relativistic Quantum Observers

$11,260

2018

Ralph Willox

Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Tokyo

Non locality, causality and stability in nonlinear quantum theories

$4,600

2018

Samuel Colin

Theiss Research

Early universe in the de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave theory

$4,725

2018

Sebastian Deffner

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Thermodynamics of quantum information

$5,750

2018

Tejinder Pal Singh

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

A new length scale for quantum gravity

$1,050

2018

Andrew J. S. Hamilton

University of Colorado at Boulder

The Future of Physics

$8,625

2018

Angelo Bassi

University of Trieste

Doctoral School in honor of the late prof. GianCarlo Ghirardi “Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics”

$4,945

2018

Chiara Marletto

University of Oxford

Connecting agents, irreversibility, and the arrow of complexity

$9,000

2018

Christopher Fuchs

University of Massachusetts Boston

Encapsulated Agents in Quantum Theory: Re-examining Wigner's Friend

$7,000

2018

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

Archetypes in Physics and Cosmology

$6,500

2018

Eduardo Guendelman

Ben Gurion University

Child universe creation collaboration

$2,300

2018

Ian Durham

Saint Anselm College

Modeling Consciousness: A Workshop on Formal Approaches to the Mind-Body Problem

$4,686

2018

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

A hospitable universe

$2,875

2018

Lajos Diosi

Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Tangible classical variables to coexist with a quantum world

$3,000

2018

Larissa Albantakis

University of Wisconsin, Madison

What caused this action?

$6,494

2018

Matthew Johnson

Perimeter Institute

Workshop on Simulating Vacuum Decay in the Lab

$7,500

2018

Tim Maudlin

New York University

John Bell Institute Faculty Meeting

$7,400

2018

Fred Adams

University of Michigan

Observers and the Multiverse

$2,000

2017

Tommaso Bolognesi

CNR – ISTI

Mutual Information in weakly-coupled process-algebraic mutual observers

$3,400

2017

Dmitry Budker

Helmholtz Institute Mainz

Observer invariance and violation of Local Lorentz Invariance in low energy experiments

$5,000

2017

Bernard Carr

Queen Mary, University of London

Physics of the Observer Outreach Lecture

$3,500

2017

Samuel Colin

Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas

Research visit to the University of Tokyo

$2,625

2017

Catalina Curceanu

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, LNF-INFN

Mini-workshop: Observers and Observations from Underground to Space

$4,900

2017

Lajos Diosi

Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Gravity related modifications of non-relativistic quantum theory

$2,000

2017

Tevian Dray

Oregon State University

Magic Squares of Lie Groups

$8,050

2017

Thomas Durt

Ecole Centrale de Marseille-Institut Fresnel

In quest of manifestations of self-gravity at the quantum scale : from theory to experiment.

$1,344

2017

Steven Gratton

Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University

Quantum Reasoning for Everyday Life

$8,456

2017

Craig Hogan

University of Chicago

Measurement of Fluctuations in the Inertial Frame

$3,000

2017

Sabine Hossenfelder

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Tag Clouds against Groupthink

$15,000

2017

Tim Koslowski

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Workshop on Quantum Spacetime

$5,000

2017

Jan-Ake Larsson

University of Linkoping

Mini-workshop on ontological models and quantum computation

$10,000

2017

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Physics of the Observer – A Documentary Film

$9,200

2017

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

Oral history interviews of Penrose and Isham

$4,500

2017

Hendrik Ulbricht

University of Southampton

Rotational tests of quantum mechanics and gravity

$2,500

2017

Jamie Vicary

Department of Computer Science

PUBLIC WORKSHOP: "BUILD YOUR OWN QUANTUM COMPUTER!"

$1,500

2017

Matt Visser

Victoria University

Observer-dependent Entropy

$10,000

2017

Peter Byrne

Art & Science Laboratory

Observing Antisocial Organizations and the Emergence of Hidden Fragility: Modeling Terrorism and Counterterrorism as a Complex Adaptive Sociotechnical System

$6,000

2017

Adan Cabello

Universidad de Sevilla

The emergence of Born's rule: A tale of two observers observed by a third one

$3,000

2017

David Craig

Le Moyne College

Consistent histories formulation of loop quantum cosmology and spin foams

$2,500

2017

Catalina Curceanu

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, LNF-INFN

The interplay between gravity and the collapse of the wave function: research visit at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Hungary)

$1,800

2017

Lidia del Rio

ETH Zurich

Q-turn: changing paradigms in science.

$12,000

2017

Domenico Giulini

Leibniz University of Hannover

Workshop “Rethinking Foundations of Physics”

$3,800

2017

Shelly Goldstein

Rutgers University

Entropy and the Observer

$3,000

2017

Sean Gryb

University of Bristol

Observers in the Cosmos: the Role of Scale and Time

$9,000

2017

Michael Hall

Griffith University

Can Quantum Properties Exist Without Observers?

$3,100

2017

John Harding

New Mexico State University

Edinburgh Workshop on Quantum Theory

$1,500

2017

Nick Huggett

University of Illinois at Chicago

The First Biennial Midwest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

$1,725

2017

Dagomir Kaszlikowski

Centre for Quantum Technologies

Reality (Un)Check

$1,800

2017

Kevin Knuth

University at Albany

Present Influence Theory and Observer-Based Quantum Mechanics as Inference

$5,470

2017

Matthew Leifer

Chapman University

Second Meeting of California Quantum Interpretation Network

$4,600

2017

Tim Maudlin

New York University

Split Entropy Summer School

$5,000

2017

Subodh Patil

Niels Bohr Institute

Thematic workshop on emergent symmetries

$10,000

2017

Steven Savitt

University of British Columbia

In Search of Passing Time

$2,875

2017

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Research Project: Observers in Quantum Mechanics, Bell's Inequalities, and Protective Measurements

$2,875

2017

Glenn Starkman

Case Western Reserve University

Observing the actual universe

$5,000

2017

Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

Conference travel funds

$4,000

2017

Tommaso Tufarelli

University of Nottingham

Illustrated book on the role of the observer in the interpretations of quantum mechanics

$3,600

2017

Hendrik Ulbricht

University of Southampton

The quantum and the gravity

$2,000

2017

Silke Weinfurtner

The University of Nottingham

Detecting Unruh radiation?

$10,000

2017

Alexander Wilce

Susquehanna University

Observers, Measurements and Decoherence in General Probabilistic Theories

$6,000

2017

Gerardo Adesso

University of Nottingham

Quantum Roundabout 2016

$2,000

2016

Jeffrey Barrett

University of California, Irvine

Quantum Mechanics and Observation

$3,000

2016

Bianca Dittrich

Perimeter Institute

Boundary Observables in 3D Quantum Gravity

$5,000

2016

Steven Gratton

Kavli Institute and Cambridge University

New Thoughts 3

$3,575

2016

Sabine Hossenfelder

FIAS

Physics Music Videos

$6,000

2016

Masahiro Hotta

Tohoku University

Physics of the Observer

$3,500

2016

Claus Kiefer

University of Cologne

Support of Invited Speakers at DICE 16

$3,000

2016

Tim Koslowski

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Pure Shape Dynamics Description of Gravity

$6,000

2016

Matthew Leifer

Chapman University

Institute for Quantum Studies Visitor Program

$9,775

2016

Flavio Mercati

Perimeter Institute

Emergence of Observers in Shape Dynamics in Mexico

$2,500

2016

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Development of a Video Clip on Misconceptions About the Multiverse

$9,775

2016

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

Travel to Workshop on Dashed Hopes – What Hasn't Worked in Quantum Gravity (and Why))?

$4,000

2016

David Rideout

University of California, San Diego

Observers in Complex Networks

$2,500

2016

Susanne Still

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Partial Travel Support to Attend FQXi's 5th International Conference

$1,000

2016

Vitaly Vanchurin

University of Minnesota

Observers as Quantum and/or Classical Computers

$3,000

2016

Anton Zeilinger

IQOQI – Wien

The Observer as an Object of Physics in Interaction-Free Quantum Imaging

$1,000

2016

Carlos Barcelo

Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia

Gravity's land

$10,000

2016

Jeffrey Bub

University of Maryland

New Directions in the Foundations of Physics

$4,600

2016

Paul Busch

University of York

Categories of Incompatibilities as Quantum Constraints on Observers

$8,000

2016

Erik Curiel

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

The Philosophy of Howard Stein, and Its Contemporary Influence

$4,000

2016

Giacomo D'Ariano

Universita' di Pavia

The Observer of the particle in quantum field theory

$2,500

2016

Lidia del Rio

ETH Zurich

Summer school on Observers and Quantum Foundations

$5,000

2016

Ian Durham

Saint Anselm College

Travel support for the 2017 RQI-N conference and for ongoing collaborations on relativistic quantum information

$6,164

2016

Christopher Fuchs

University of Massachusetts Boston

Why the Quantum? A Video Series

$4,500

2016

Eduardo Guendelman

Ben Gurion University

Bahamas Conference on Gravity, Particles and Cosmology

$6,000

2016

Andrew Hamilton

JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder

Observers Inside Black Holes

$5,750

2016

Olimpia Lombardi

CONICET-University of Buenos Aires

Support of Invited Speakers for the VIth Conference on Quantum Foundations: The Problem of the Observer in Quantum Mechanics

$3,175

2016

Samir Mathur

The Ohio State University

Workshop on `Physics of the Observer'

$10,000

2016

Flavio Mercati

University of Rome `La Sapienza'

Quantum-mechanical observers and relativistic observers meet at the Planck scale

$8,000

2016

Renaud Parentani

Universite Paris-Sud 11

Observing the entanglement of phonons in atomic BEC

$2,000

2016

Maulik Parikh

Arizona State University

Research Travel Support

$2,000

2016

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

Models of downward causation and observers

$3,200

2016

Carlo Rovelli

Samy Maroun Center

The observer in a quantum gravity event

$3,000

2016

Ruediger Schack

Royal Holloway, University of London

QBist causal networks

$3,650

2016

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Stealthy Observation in a Quantum World

$2,500

2016

Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

STRINGS 2017 tel aviv

$1,500

2016

Vitaly Vanchurin

University of Minnesota

A Study of Multiverse Puzzles

$4,000

2016

Alexander Vikman

Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Paris-Prague collaboration

$2,300

2016

James Weatherall

University of California, Irvine

Workshop on Bohrification

$5,000

2016

Giulio Chiribella

University of Hong Kong

Workshop on Quantum Interaction and Causal Structure

$10,000

2015

Hyung Choi

Greenville College

The nature of light explored through hyper-entanglements?

$3,500

2015

Christopher Fuchs

University of Massachusetts Boston

Workshop on the Quanta within the Quantum

$6,643

2015

Alexei Grinbaum

CEA-Saclay/LARSIM

Information-theoretic reconstructions at "Big Picture" physics conference

$1,000

2015

Olimpia Lombardi

CONICET-University of Buenos Aires

Organization of the Vth Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

$6,000

2015

Flavio Mercati

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Books on Shape Dynamics

$2,000

2015

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Development of video clips on misconceptions in Theoretical Physics

$6,900

2015

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

Black hole evaporation in a quantum space-time

$2,875

2015

Sumati Surya

Raman Research Institute

Quantum Dynamics of Causal Sets: the next frontier

$5,000

2015

Jan Pieter van der Schaar

University of Amsterdam

Extended visit Prof. Parikh

$4,000

2015

Edward Anderson

Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot

Background Independence in Conformal and Supersymmetric Theories

$4,000

2015

Gerardo Adesso

The University of Nottingham

Quantum Roundabout: <A HREF="http://quantumroundabout.weebly.com/" target="Quantum"> Student Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics </A>

$2,000

2014

Angelo Bassi

University of Trieste

Quantum Mechanics in Space

$3,500

2014

Jacob Biamonte

ISI Foundation

Intensive Work Session on ”Categorical Foundations of Network Theory”

$12,500

2014

Steven Carlip

University of California, Davis

Shape Dynamic Black Holes

$1,150

2014

Steven Gratton

Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University

More New Thoughts About the Universe

$1,600

2014

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiverse Journeys

Updating MVJ website

$3,450

2014

Renaud Parentani

Universite Paris-Sud 11

Engineering Black hole-White hole pairs

$2,000

2014

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

Nonlocal theories from loop quantum gravity

$2,875

2014

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Quantum Random Numbers, Correlations, and the Physics of Information

$3,000

2014

Thomas Sotiriou

University of Nottingham

Gravity and Experiment

$5,000

2014

Larus Thorlacius

University of Iceland

Visitor Program in Fundamental Physics

$6,000

2014

Antony Valentini

Clemson University

Hidden Variables and Large-Scale Cosmic Anomalies

$2,000

2014

Vitaly Vanchurin

University of Minnesota

Cosmology Visitor Program

$4,000

2014

Hector Zenil

Laboratoire de Recherche Scientifique (LABORES)

New directions in research on Cellular Automata and Information Biology

$2,300

2014

Fred Adams

University of Michigan

The Arc of Cosmic Complexity

$2,000

2014

Adam Brown

Stanford University

Mini-conference on foundational questions

$1,000

2014

Otfried Gühne

University of Siegen

Lecture Series on Quantum Foundations at Siegen University

$5,300

2014

Alan Guth

MIT

Testing the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics with Cosmological Observations

$1,500

2014

Dagomir Kaszlikowski

Centre for Quantum Technologies

Three men and the Bell theorem

$2,500

2014

Tim Koslowski

University of New Brunswick

Spacetime from quantum dynamics

$4,500

2014

Jan-Åke Larsson

University of Linköping

Mini-workshop on discrete structures in quantum mechanics

$10,000

2014

Corinne Manogue

Oregon State University

Magic Squares of Lie Groups

$4,025

2014

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Clarifying theoretical Physics misconceptions for local Journalists

$5,750

2014

Benjamin Shlaer

Brandeis University

Early Universe Cosmolgoy

$1,000

2014

Carlo Rovelli

Aix-Marseille University

Foundation of the Samy Maroun Center for the research on Space, Time and the Quantum

$5,000

2014

Lee Smolin

Perimeter Institute

Unification and fermions within quantum spacetime

$3,500

2014

James Weatherall

University of California, Irvine

Irvine-Munich Workshop on the Foundations of Classical and Quantum Field Theories

$5,000

2014

Tom Banks

UC Santa Cruz

Empowering students to attend a watershed event in fundamental physics

$5,000

2013

Angelo Bassi

University of Trieste

Collapse models: theory, phenomenology, experiments

$3,967

2013

David A. Craig

Le Moyne College

Consistent Probabilities in Loop and Spin-Foam Quantized Cosmologies

$1,500

2013

Ken Olum

Tufts University

Paradoxes of anthropic reasoning

$2,491

2013

Jonathan Oppenheim

University College London

LINQS visitors program and website

$2,000

2013

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

Foundations of Dualities: A Special Issue

$4,700

2013

David Rideout

University of California, San Diego

Lorentzian Discrete Quantum Gravity

$3,450

2013

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Revolutionizing Quantum Mechanics Teaching Through Quantum Information

$3,500

2013

Tejinder Pal Singh

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Constraints on the nonlinear Schrodnger equation from observed collective macroscopic quantum phenomena

$2,000

2013

Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

travel to string conference

$1,800

2013

Vitaly Vanchurin

University of Minnesota

Fundamental problems in cosmology visitor program

$3,450

2013

Alexander Vikman

CERN

"Participation at ""Tales of Lambda"" and FQXi 4th International Conferences"

$1,610

2013

Silke Weinfurtner

SISSA

Analogue relativistic quantum information

$7,000

2013

Hans F. Westman

IFF, CSIC

Loops 2013

$1,200

2013

Ken Wharton

San Jose State University

Collaboration on retrocausal approaches to quantum theory

$2,000

2013

Hector Zenil

Laboratoire de Recherche Scientifique LABORES

The Nature of Computation and the Physics of Information

$2,200

2013

Edward Anderson

DAMTP, Cambridge

Problem of Time Between Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity

$5,000

2013

Eugeny Babichev

Laboratoire de Physique Theorique d'Orsay

Participation at NEB 15 – ”Recent Developments in Gravity"

$1,150

2013

Jeffrey Barrett

University of California, Irvine

IPP Workshop on Gauge Symmetry

$3,000

2013

Jonathan Dowling

Louisiana State University

Closed Timelike Curves and Quantum Information Processing

$5,000

2013

Jenann Ismael

University of Arizona

On the Relationship Between Physics and Phenomenology: Why Bergson and Merleau-Ponty Are Relevant to the Physics of Time

$3,500

2013

Gaurav Khanna

UMass Dartmouth

Black Holes and Quantum Mechanics

$2,000

2013

Stefano Liberati

SISSA

Experimental Searches for Quantum Gravity: A Conference for Setting the Next Years' Agenda in Quantum Gravity Phenomenology

$5,000

2013

Eugene Lim

King's College London

Information Theoretic Bounds on Cosmology

$1,700

2013

George Musser

Nordita

Workshop for Science Writers in Quantum Physics

$6,000

2013

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Quantum Physics and Information: A Single-Photon Interference Experiment for Undergraduate Students

$3,050

2013

Hendrik Ulbricht

University of Southampton

Optical Particle Detection and Alignment for Quantum Superposition Experiments

$3,400

2013

Antony Valentini

Clemson University

Quantum Cosmology with York Time

$6,000

2013

Sara Imari Walker

Arizona State University

"Power of Information" Conference Proceedings

$3,500

2013

Hector Zenil

LABORES

Algorithmic Randomness and the Physics of Information and Computation

$2,400

2013

Abraham Loeb

Harvard University

Novel Detection Techniques for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

$5,000

2012

Adrian Kent

University of Cambridge

Quantum Foundations visitor programme

$2,500

2012

Alexander Maloney

McGill University

Computing the Wave-function of the Universe

$7,500

2012

Claus Kiefer

University of Cologne

The Fate of Singularities in Models of Quantum Cosmology

$3,000

2012

David Finkelstein

Georgia Tech

Quantum gravity and Palev statistics

$3,000

2012

David Rideout

University of California, San Diego

Stimulating Quantum Gravity Research at UC San Diego

$5,750

2012

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

A Quantum Gravity Sourcebook

$2,560

2012

Eugene Lim

Cambridge University

Foundational Questions Seminar Series for Undergraduates

$1,500

2012

Eugeny Babichev

Laboratoire de Physique Theorique d'Orsay

Modification of gravity and black holes

$1,800

2012

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Promoting Cosmic Update on YouTube

$4,000

2012

Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano

Universiti di Pavia

Qu the Bit

$4,000

2012

Hector Zenil

LABORES

Travel for Collaboration on the connections of Computation and Biology

$1,200

2012

Hendrik Ulbricht

University of Southampton

Optomechanic molecule detector for matter-wave interference

$7,150

2012

John Donoghue

University of Massachusetts

Effective Field Theory and Asymptotic Safety

$3,000

2012

Joy Christian

University of Oxford

Investigating the Origins of Quantum Correlations

$6,000

2012

Julian Barbour

Independent

Films on Shape Dynamics

$3,000

2012

Ken Olum

Tufts University

Anthropic reasoning and philosophy of consciousness

$2,514

2012

Maulik Parikh

Ariozona State University

Visitors for Cosmology Group

$4,000

2012

Maximilian Schlosshauer

University of Portland

Quantum Experience Lab for Undergraduate Students

$1,500

2012

Mikhail Kozlov

Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute

Precision Physics and Fundamental Physical Constants

$3,000

2012

Richard Easther

University of Auckland

Numerical Relativity and the Ultra Early Universe

$6,000

2012

Richard Woodard

University of Florida

Vacuum Polarization during Inflation

$3,000

2012

Stefano Liberati

SISSA

A tabletop black hole experiment

$10,000

2012

Steven Giddings

University of California, Santa Barbara

Workshop on quantum gravity

$11,500

2012

Tom Banks

University of California, Santa Cruz

Conference on Supersymmetry

$3,500

2012

Fred Adams

University of Michigan

The Ultimate Fate of Dark Matter Halos

$3,500

2011

Edward Anderson

Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot

Travelling for Meetings with Problem of Time Experts

$10,000

2011

John Baez

Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Octonions in Fundamental Physics

$5,000

2011

Raphael Bousso

UC Berkeley

Travel for Collaboration

$3,000

2011

Robert Brandenberger

McGill University

Self Adjoint Extensions and Resolution of Cosmological Singularities

$6,000

2011

Steven Carlip

UC Davis

The Small Scale Structure of Spacetime

$2,185

2011

Joy Christian

Oxford University

Probing the Planck Scale with Cosmic Neutrinos

$5,500

2011

Bob Coecke

Oxford University

Automated Diagrammatic Quantum Reasoning

$5,600

2011

Abraham Loeb

Harvard University

Long-Term Future of Cosmology

$1,675

2011

Lawrence Hall

UC Berkeley

Neutrino Masses and the Multiverse

$3,600

2011

Craig Hogan

University of Chicago

Holometer Team Internal Review

$2,000

2011

Sabine Hossenfelder

NORDITA

Workshop on 'Non-locality: Aspects and Consequences'

$10,000

2011

Matthew Leifer

University College London

London Quantum Foundations Meeting

$1,500

2011

Eugene Lim

Cambridge University

Visitor Support for Bubble Collision Research

$2,875

2011

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Updating & Upgrading MVJ website

$7,475

2011

Hiranya Peiris

University College London

Travel for Collaboration on Exoplanets

$5,000

2011

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

A Jim Anderson Festschrift

$3,000

2011

Alexander Vikman

CERN, Theiss Research

Collaboration with young Russian physicists

$1,500

2011

Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

Travel to Munich String Conference

$1,500

2011

David Finkelstein

Georgia Tech

Quantum spacetime

$2,000

2011

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney

Rationalising Physics: A Defence of Selective Subjectivism

$2,500

2011

Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano

Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta"

Informational principles for Quantum Theory

$3,000

2011

Hector Zenil

LABORES

Time and Computation

$1,500

2011

Jonathan Oppenheim

University College London

Foundations video conference and visitor program

$1,500

2011

Julian Barbour

Independent

Films on Shape Dynamics

$3,000

2011

Ken Wharton

San Jose State University

Retrocausation and Time Symmetry

$1,000

2011

Lawrence Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Implications of a Light Higgs for the Multiverse

$3,600

2011

Maximilian Schlosshauer

Theiss Research

Textbook on the foundations of quantum theory

$2,000

2011

Renaud Parentani

Universite Paris-Sud 11

Hawking Radiation in dissipative field theories

$1,500

2011

Silke Weinfurtner

SISSA – International School for Advanced Studies

Quantum gravity without borders

$5,000

2011

Simon Saunders

Oxford University

Philosophy of Cosmology

$6,500

2011

Tejinder Pal Singh

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Cosmological constraints on modifications of quantum mechanics

$1,500

2011

Tevian Dray

Oregon State University

A new look at the Freudenthal magic square

$4,600

2011

Thanu Padmanabhan

IUCAA

Gravity as an emergent phenomenon

$5,000

2011

Thomas Sotiriou

SISSA – International School for Advanced Studies

Lorentz violating gravity seminars

$2,000

2011

Tim Maudlin

New York University

Workshop on the Low-Entropy Initial State of the Universe

$4,600

2011

Alexander Maloney

McGill University

Diverse Approaches to Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology

$10,000

2010

Sabine Hossenfelder

NORDITA

Courageous Postdoc Award

$1,200

2010

Eugene Lim

Columbia University

Travel Support for Work on Bubble Collisions

$3,400

2010

Steven Savitt

University of British Columbia

The Now in Physics

$3,255

2010

Mikhail Kozlov

Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute

High Precision Laboratory Experiments to Study Fundamental Symmetries

$4,000

2010

Maulik Parikh

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Nature of Gravity

$3,000

2010

Raphael Bousso

University of California, Berkeley

Eternal Inflation: A Visitor Program

$6,000

2010

Gheorghe Paraoanu

Aalto University

Quantum Gravitation on a Silicon Chip

$6,000

2010

Stefano Finazzi

SISSA

Participation in Spanish Relativity Meeting ERE2010

$1,500

2010

Thomas Sotiriou

University of Cambridge

Lorentz Violations and Gravity Theory

$7,000

2010

Lawrence Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Multiverse Predictions for the LHC

$3,600

2010

Ettore Minguzzi

Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze

Joining Causality with Casuality

$2,500

2010

Alexander Vikman

CERN

Galileon Workshop and US visits

$3,600

2010

Antony Valentini

Clemson University

Quantum Foundations at Clemson University

$5,000

2010

Claus Kiefer

University of Cologne

Quantum Fate of Cosmological Singularities and the Arrow of Time

$8,000

2010

Daniele Oriti

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

Emergent Time From No Space

$5,000

2010

Gaurav Khanna

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Applying HPC Techniques to CDT Simulations

$3,750

2010

George Musser

Scientific American

Travel Support for Outreach on Quantum Foundations

$2,500

2010

Giovanni Amelino-Camelia

University La Sapienza

Theories of Not Everything

$5,000

2010

Greg Laughlin

University of California Santa Cruz

Relativistic Finance – A Solution to the Fermi Paradox?

$2,500

2010

Ian Durham

Saint Anselm College

Bell's Theorem and Thermodynamics

$7,700

2010

Jeffrey Bub

University of Maryland

New Directions in the Foundations of Physics

$2,500

2010

Joy Christian

University of Oxford

A Book on Bell‚Äôs Theorem and Quantum Entanglement

$12,000

2010

Maximilian Schlosshauer

Niels Bohr Institute

Interview Book on Quantum Foundations

$1,500

2010

Richard Easther

Yale University

Signatures of the Ultra-Early Universe

$5,000

2010

Scott Thomas

Rutgers University

Webcasts of High Energy Physics Seminars

$1,500

2010

Stefano Liberati

SISSA

Gravity as Thermodynamics: Towards the Microscopic Origin of Geometry

$5,000

2010

Tejinder Singh

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Quantum Mechanics Without Time, The Consequent Nonlinearity, and Its Implications for the Measurement Problem

$3,000

2010

Tom Banks

University of California, Santa Cruz

Confronting Challenges in Theoretical Physics

$5,300

2009

Jose Blanco-Pillado

Tufts University

"Challenges in Theoretical Cosmology" Conference

$10,000

2009

Craig Callender

University of California, San Diego

Time, Space and Probability

$4,920

2009

John Donoghue

University of Massachusetts

Variable couplings: Research visit to complete work with Prof. Thibault Damour at the IHES

$1,800

2009

Olaf Dreyer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emergent Gravity

$5,000

2009

Richard Easther

Yale University

Eternal and Stochastic Inflation: Collaboration Support

$4,000

2009

Brian Greene

Columbia University

Predictions and Inferences in a Multiverse

$6,500

2009

Eugene Lim

Columbia University

Travel to the Eternal Inflation Workshop at Trieste

$2,400

2009

Craig J. Hogan

University of Chicago

Conceptual Design of a Holographic Time Machine

$6,000

2009

Keith Schwab

California Institute of Technology

Gordon Conference on Mechanical Systems at the Quantum Limit

$7,500

2009

John W. Barrett

Nottingham University

The spin foam lectures

$5,280

2009

Adrian Kent

University of Cambridge

Foundations of Physics Travel and Workshop Programme

$10,000

2009

Ettore Minguzzi

Universit√† degli Studi di Firenze

Exchanging ideas on spacetime

$2,500

2009

Maulik Parikh

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Arrows of Time, Quantum Mechanics and Gravity

$2,000

2009

Richard Tumulka

Rutgers University

Explanations of the Symmetrization Postulate

$6,000

2009

Vitaly Vanchurin

University of Munich

Many worlds of cosmological perturbations

$5,000

2009

Steven Weinstein

University of Waterloo

The Laws of Nature

$12,000

2009

Gaurav Khanna

University Massachusetts Dartmouth

Summer support for graduate student to extend scope of MS thesis

$3,750

2009

Olaf Dreyer

MIT

What is mass?

$2,000

2008

Ekkehard Peik

PTB

Invited Talk on Variations of Constants at APS DAMOP Meeting

$2,350

2008

Ken Olum

Tufts University

Philosophical issues in the Boltzmann brain paradox

$3,120

2008

Fotini Markopoulou

Perimeter Insitute

Quantum information and quantum gravity

$3,500

2008

Fred Adams

University of Michigan

<a href = "/adams-fate-of-the-sun?phpMyAdmin=lyx9K67uCpGX844-CXGFAIoExHd&phpMyAdmin=0u6fEVN8-yVlyTvTZRNrPG85Ip9">The Ultimate Fate of the Sun</a>

$3,600

2008

Julian Barbour

Oxford University

Path-Integral Quantization of Jacobi Mechanics

$4,000

2008

Daniele Oriti

Utrecht University

Discrete constituents of emerging spacetime

$4,500

2008

Abraham Loeb

Harvard University

Future of Cosmology

$4,800

2008

Steven Gratton

Cambridge University

New Thoughts about the Universe

$5,000

2008

Farzad Nekoogar

Multiversal Journeys

Updating <a href = "http://www.multiversaljourneys.org" target = "website">MVJ</a> website

$5,700

2008

Adrian Kent

Cambridge University

Foundations of Physics Visitor Exchange Programme

$8,000

2008

George Ellis

Cape Town University

Fundamental Issues in Quantum Gravity

$10,000

2008

Simon Saunders

Oxford University

Everett at 50

$11,740

2008

Tanmay Vachaspati

IAS

Mini-workshop on QFT, Gravity and Tests

$14,400

2008

Paul Davies

Arizona State University

The Nature of the Laws of Physics

$15,000

2008

Louis Crane

Kansas State University

Model Categories and Quantum Gravity

$3,000

2008

Mikhail Kozlov

Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute

Laboratory searches for variation of the fundamental constants

$4,000

2008

Howard Barnum

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Operational Characterizations of Quantum Theory

$4,500

2008

Richard Woodard

University of Florida

Collaborative Work on the Graviton Propagator in de Sitter Space

$4,500

2008

Peter Byrne

Fractured Atlas

Devil's Pitchfork Goes to Oxford

$4,600

2008

Carlo Rovelli

Universit√© de la M√©diterran√©e

English translation of a book on the Nature of Science

$6,000

2008

Bob Coecke

Oxford University

Categories, Logic and the Foundations of Physics

$7,500

2008

Greg Laughlin

University of California at Santa Cruz

Development of a Mission Profile to the Alpha Centauri System

$7,500

2008

A. Garrett Lisi

Theiss Research

Science Hostel

$8,000

2008

Tanmay Vachaspati

Case Western Reserve University

Handedness in cosmology

$9,000

2008

Urs Schreiber

University of Hamburg

QFT and Differential Nonabelian Cohomology

$9,000

2008

Dmitry Budker

University of California at Berkeley

An Independent Test of the Sokolov Effect

$10,000

2008

Matt Visser

Victoria University

The New Zealand Seminars

$10,000

2008

Robert Brandenberger

McGill University

Holographic Cosmology

$12,000

2008

Greg P. Laughlin

UC Santa Cruz

Create a prediction <a href = "http://www.oklo.org" target = "website">market</a> for the frequency of occurance of habitable Earth-like planets in the galaxy, which is used by <a href = "http://www.space.com/news/070116_ap_space_online.html" target = "article">amateur</a> and professional astronomers alike

$3,000

2007

Richard Easther

Yale University

Purchase of a server to facilitate collaboration on work begun with main FQXi grant

$3,180

2007

Jorge Pullin

Louisiana State University

Support travel for collaborators working on the measurement problem in quantum mechanics

$2,468

2007

Maulik Parikh

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Support travel to disseminate <a href = "http://fqxi.org/documents/Parikh.pdf" target ="pdf">results</a> of research on Mach's Principle

$4,000

2007

John Baez

UC Riverside

Upgrade website: <a href = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/TWF.html" target = "baez">This Week's Finds in Mathematics</a>

$2,000

2007

Adrian Kent

University of Cambridge

Support travel for collaborators working on quantum foundations

$2,000

2007

Fred C. Adams

University of Michigan

Produce <a href = "http://fqxi.org/adamsmovies" target = "movies">movies</a> of the future evolution of the universe with a cosmological constant

$2,400

2007

Louis Crane

Kansas State University

Support travel for collaborators working on topos over a quantaloid as a setting for quantum gravity

$3,000

2007

Steven B. Giddings

UC Santa Barbara

Support of <a href="http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~giddings/sbgw/" target="ucsb">Santa Barbara Gravity 2007 Workshop</a> on nonlocality, observables, black holes and cosmology

$6,000

2007

Lee Smolin

Perimeter Institute

Support travel for collaborators working on a book about the nature of time in physics and cosmology — in progress

$6,000

2007

Abraham Loeb

Harvard University

Support research on <a href ="http://fqxi.org/documents/Loeb.jpg" target ="forecast">forecasting the future of the local group of galaxies using computer visualization</a>

$6,000

2007

Sara Seager

MIT

Support of a post-doc on research related to main FQXi grant

$6,143

2007

Steven T. Gratton

University of Cambridge

Develop numerical simulations of eternal inflation and <a href="http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~stg20/cuda/index.html" target="cam">resources webpage</a>

$7,000

2007

Dmitry Budker

UC Berkeley

Support of technicians needed to work on <a href="http://fqxi.org/documents/Budker.pdf" target = "laser">laser stabilization systems</a> for main FQXi grant

$7,500

2007

Roderich Tumulka

Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet

Support a <a href = "http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/shellyfest/" target = "workshop">workshop</a> on Quantum Reality: Ontology, Probability, Relativity

$8,000

2007

Caslav Brukner

Vienna University

Support <a href=" http://www.quantum.at/talksevents/vienna-symposium.html" target="vienna">Vienna Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics 2007</a> at which several FQXi Members will participate and/or speak

$10,000

2007

Paul Davies

Arizona State University

Support a <a href = "http://beyond.asu.edu/multimedia.html" target = "workshop">workshop</a> on quantum effects in biological nanostructures

$12,000

2007

Renata Kallosh

Stanford University

Support a <a href = "http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~bond/ciar/agm08/cifar08_talks.html" target = "workshop">workshop</a> on cosmology and fundamental physics

$15,000

2007

Christopher J. Isham

Imperial College

Support a series of <a href = "http://categorieslogicphysics.wikidot.com/" target = "workshop">workshops</a> on "Categories, Logic and Foundations of Physics"

$15,000

2007

Olaf Dreyer

Imperial College

Support travel to investigate consequences of a theory of quantum gravity for early universe cosmology

$1,500

2007

Maulikh Parikh

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Create presentations to teach foundational questions in physics to laypeople in India

$2,000

2007

Christopher Isham

Imperial College

Partially support a postdoc to continue work begun on main FQXi grant

$15,000

2007

Stephon Alexander

Pennsylvania State University

Support travel to mini-workshop on topics at the in-terface between quantum gravity

$13,000

2007

Dmtry Budker

UC Berkeley

Support graduate students working on the gravitational potential dependence of alpha

$10,000

2007

Matthew Leifer

Perimeter Institute

Support travel and other costs for speakers at APS meeting

$7,500

2007

Fotini Markopoulou

Perimeter Institute

Support travel and local expenses for participants to workshop on quantum information theory

$7,000

2007

Tanmay Vachaspati

Case Western Reserve University

Support travel related to project on quantum field theory

$6,000

2007

Stephen Wolfram

Wolfram Research

Support 4 attendees to the 2008 NKS Summer School

$5,600

2007

Jos Uffink

University of Utrecht

Support travel to Perimeter Institute via teaching re-placement

$5,000

2007

Thanu Padmanabhan

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Travel support for discussions on an approach to emergent gravity and dark energy

$5,000

2007

Robert Spekkens

Cambridge University

Completion of textbook on interpretations of quantum mechanics

$4,193

2007

Rafael Sorkin

Syracuse University

Purchase a license for a program to simulate complex percolation

$4,000

2007

Maximillian Schlosshauer

University of Melbourne

Organize series of talks on foundational problems of quantum mechanics in Australia

$4,000

2007

A. Garrett Lisi

Fractured Atlas

Create an interactive website displaying the elementary particle fields corresponding to the E8 polytope

$4,000

2007

Ekkehard Peik

PTB

Provide copies of conference proceedings on Atomic Clocks and Fundamental Constants to all participants

$3,799

2007

Vitaly Vanchurin

Tufts University

Support travel for collaborators working on an alter-native approach to the measurement problem

$3,000

2007

Claus Keifer

University of Cologne

Support travel for collaborators working on theories of quantum primordial black holes

$3,000

2007

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PressRelease: *Shining a light on the roots of plant “intelligence”*

All living organisms emit a low level of light radiation, but the origin and function of these ‘biophotons’ are not yet fully understood. An international team of physicists, funded by the Foundational Questions Institute, FQxI, has proposed a new approach for investigating this phenomenon based on statistical analyses of this emission. Their aim is to test whether biophotons can play a role in the transport of information within and between living organisms, and whether monitoring biophotons could contribute to the development of medical techniques for the early diagnosis of various diseases. Their analyses of the measurements of the faint glow emitted by lentil seeds support models for the emergence of a kind of plant ‘intelligence,’ in which the biophotonic emission carries information and may thus be used by plants as a means to communicate. The team reported this and reviewed the history of biophotons in an article in the journal Applied Sciences in June 2024.