Asst. Prof. Miguel Navascues of the Department of Physics is among the winners of a grant from the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), a physics philanthropic organization.
The institute recently announced the selection of 20 teams from around the world who will receive a total of $1.85 million in funding for research and outreach projects on the fundamental nature of “events” in physics. The funding will support projects for two years, beginning September 2015.
The winning teams, chosen from nearly 250 applicants worldwide, will research deep questions in physics, cosmology, philosophy and related fields. FQXi has a mission to catalyze and support investigations on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly those concerning new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, that are unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.
Dr. Navascues received the grant for his project “Towards an Almost Quantum Physical Theory.”