Current Status: Closed
Eligibility: Researchers and Outreach Specialists Worldwide
The zenith is the highest point achieved by a celestial body in the night sky.
Over $27 million dollars in Zenith Grants (formerly: FQxI’s Large Grants) have been awarded in multiple RFPs. These Zenith Grants are awarded (through the FQxI Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, or directly by FQxI) as research grants to theorists and experimenters in support of personnel, equipment, travel, workshops, and experiments; some funding also targets projects that effectively disseminate information about foundational research to laypeople. Proposals are subject to a competitive evaluation process of expert peer review similar to that employed by national scientific funding agencies.
Video: Wine, Quantum, a Life Worth Living
Is quantumness in the eye of the beholder?
Quantum Bayesianism, or QBism, is an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which probabilities in quantum theory are personal to the agent in quantum theory. Join QBism co-founder Chris Fuchs for cocktails and conversation with Adán Cabello, Marissa Giustina and Rüdiger Schack—discussing probability, chaos, quantum randomness and the meaning of life, whilst trying to convince them that QBism is the ultimate quantum mechanical interpretation.
- Read more in Mitch Waldrop’s article, “Painting a QBist Picture of Reality.”