The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards (FPI)

From 2018 until 2023, APS partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards to support bringing people together to discuss and collaborate on innovative ways to use emerging technology to address pressing problems in the physics of fundamental particles and interactions.

Establishment and support

Inaugurated in 2018, the FPI Awards were funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, with APS Innovation administering the awards. The goal of these awards was to To help stimulate new ideas and create innovative technologies to explore problems in fundamental physics.

The grants awarded fell into three categories of funding: Lectureship Awards for seminar presentations, Visitor Awards for longer collaborative interactions, and Convening Awards to support small scientific meetings. APS selected the recipients based on recommendations from an external scientific advisory board.

Recent recipients

Martha Constantinou

2023 recipient

William "Mike" Snow

2023 recipient

The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards (FPI)


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