FOM 'Projectruimte' grant for UvA physicist Ben Freivogel
The Foundation FOM has awarded a 'Projectruimte' grant to Dr Ben Freivogel for his proposal 'Quantifying violations of causality in quantum gravity'.
The award allows Freivogel to hire a PhD student and a postdoc on his project entitled Quantifying violations of causality in quantum gravity.
Freivogel and his team will investigate in what situations the locality of physics may be violated, by studying aspects of quantum gravity.
The Projectruimte is one of the grant instruments that FOM has to fund physics research. The Projectruimte makes it possible to realise small-scale projects of fundamental research with an innovative character and a demonstrable scientific, industrial or societal urgency.
On 11 November 2014, the Executive Board of the FOM Foundation decided to award five proposals in the FOM-Projectruimte. A total of 2.3 million euros has been awarded to the projects.