University of the Sciences physics professor, Paul Halpern, was recently awarded a “Fourth Juried Prize” from the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) for his essay titled, "The Garden of Forking Paths: Time as an Expanding Labyrinth." The international competition, sponsored by FQXi, garnered 137 essay submissions.
FQXi is an experiment in philanthropically funded non-profit science, focusing on revolutionary and rigorous research in selected areas of physics, cosmology, and related fields. The Institute aims to catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly those unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.
Dr. Halpern was the recipient of a prestigious 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Award and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Award, and the Athenaeum Society Literary Award. His areas of expertise include general relativity, complexity, history of physics, the nature of time, cultural aspects of science.
To view the complete list of award winners or to download Dr. Halpern’s essay, please visit http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/426.