05 August 2013 Templeton Foundation

ICFO receives Templeton Foundation Grant. The John Templeton Foundation is a US based entity that serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the “Big Questions” of human purpose and ultimate reality. They provide grants for research around the world on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. As part of their mission, they encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights. The Foundation\'s motto, \"How little we know, how eager to learn,\" exemplifies their support for open-minded inquiry and their hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.

The Foundation has recently formalized a generous grant for a project entitled Intrinsic Randomness in the Quantum World which will be led by ICREA Professors at ICFO Antonio Acín (PI) and Maciej Lewenstein (Co-PI), as well as Prof. Marek Kus (Co-PI) from the Polish Academy of Sciences.