Learn more about how FQxI makes a difference directly from our grantees, Scientific Advisory Council, and Members.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Creator, Host, Writer
Closer To Truth
FQxI advances human knowledge as no other organization on earth, daring to gaze with a sharp eye and an open mind over the horizon in physics and cosmology, yet always maintaining highest standards of scientific analysis and integrity.
Closer To Truth (CTT) is proud to have a long relationship with FQxI. Beginning in 2007, CTT has filmed several hundred interviews at FQxI conferences and created over 20 FQxI-derived TV episodes that are broadcast on PBS/public television stations, Closer To Truth website and Closer To Truth YouTube channel. Core topics include: cosmology, multiverse, beginning(s) of the universe, end of the universe, time, information, quantum theory and the observer, even consciousness. Views are in the low millions. FQxI addresses the big questions of existence and fundamental reality, questions that have no boundaries and reflect our common humanity, today needed more than ever.
Nanyang Technological University
The FQxI grant has been extremely beneficial in my research in Singapore. FQxI support has allowed me to take on more exciting, fundamental projects, to host a workshop focused on this topic, which helped catalyze student interest. Such pursuits would not be possible in Singapore otherwise, where there is no local funding agency willing to support such upstream, foundational directions of research.
Mind Matters: Intelligence and Agency in the Physical World is one of the most scientifically stimulating workshops I have attended (and very well organized)!
FQxI grants have given me the “excuse” I needed to justify working on topics I am passionate about and have given me a valuable lifeline before obtaining a permanent position. I probably would no longer be in academia were it not for FQxI.
Professor of Physics
It’s hard to express the difference FQxI’s made–that you nurture and value work on expansive, risky topics. I think it gives courage to a lot of people.
Physicist and Mathematician
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
I think it’s fair to say that without FQxI, our growing community which we now call “Mathematical Consciousness Science” would not even exist. The best funding agency ever! Really!
You’ve supported basically all workshops and conferences which were essential in my research. I think it’s fair to say that without FQxI, our growing community which we now call “Mathematical Consciousness Science” would not even exist. And the large grant you awarded us recently gives us the chance to make a real difference. Thanks so much! The best funding agency ever! (Really!)
University of Cambridge
For philosophy, which aims to give the big picture about humans and their place in nature, fundamental science is a gold-mine. FQxI has played a unique, and indispensable role, in breaking down the traditional disciplinary boundaries between science and philosophy. Long may it continue to do so!
Over the past 16 years, FQxI has been very successful in bringing together science, especially physics, and philosophy. That endeavour is invaluable. For fundamental science, in particular physics, has yielded extraordinary insights in to nature, and has shown human ingenuity, both conceptual and experimental, at its best. So for philosophy, which aims to give the big picture about humans and their place in nature, fundamental science is a gold-mine. And FQxI has played a unique, and indispensable role, in breaking down the traditional disciplinary boundaries between science and philosophy. Long may it continue to do so!
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.”