How We Make a Difference
At FQxI, we are committed to supporting scientific revolution, not just evolution. FQxI funds high-risk, high-reward projects that challenge the status quo. Our interest is in science as an end in itself. Before technological advances and lucrative spin-offs comes curiosity and a desire for knowledge in its own right.
Through FQxI’s grantmaking programs, we are able to support scientists working at the forefront of their disciplines. Those who challenge the ideas that others take for granted. Those who are able to dream big and then roll up their sleeves to test their ideas.
FQxI runs grant programs to support research endeavors varying from large-scale support of laboratory work to mini-grants awarded to create workshops where great ideas can be exchanged between colleagues. To date, we have provided over US$29 million in funding across ten RFPs and 28 mini-grant (now Fulcrum Grant) rounds, generated thousands of scientific papers, hosted six international conferences, and supported a large number of meetings and workshops.
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US$28 million AWARDED in Grants
10 RFPs and 28 Mini-grant rounds
6 International Conferences
OVER 350 Members
4 Nobel LaureaTEs
10 FUNDING THEMES
Over 1,000 research papers
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.”