Grants Awarded in 2023

The FBF is pleased to sponsor 21 outstanding projects in 2023-24, with awards totaling $240,089.

Grigory Tikhomirov, UC Berkeley
Laura Alvarez, University of Bordeaux
Smart cell-mimetic microbots for cargo delivery

Thibaut Mastrolia, UC Berkeley
 Caroline Hillairet, ENSAE
Mathematical modeling for cyber-risk insurance

Thibault Laplace, UC Berkeley
Guillaume Bertrand, CEA Saclay
Optimized organic scintillators for neutron detection

Eleonora Grandi, UC Davis
Jason Bayer, University of Bordeaux
Sex-specific computational models for studying hormonal differences in cardiac electrophysiology

Alex Skabardonis, UC Berkeley
Mostafa Ameli, Université Gustave Eiffel
Machine learning methods for Agent-based Dynamic Network Equilibrium

Edgar Knobloch, UC Berkeley
Alexandros Alexakis, École normale supérieure de Paris (Ulm)
Coherent structures in 2D active and inertial turbulence

Benjamin Safdi, UC Berkeley
Francesca Calore, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Discovering Axions with Astrophysical Polarization

Joshua Bloom, UC Berkeley
Sarah Antier, Université Côte d’Azur
Cosmic Gold Rush: OCA-Berkeley Collaborative Innovations in Multimessenger Astrophysics

Andrew Poppe, UC Berkeley
Quentin Nénon, CNRS
Paving the Road to Jupiter's Icy Moons

Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley
Xiangyu Cao, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris
New approaches to many-body quantum dynamics: From complexity to holography and hydrodynamics

Nikita Zhivotovskiy, UC Berkeley
Jaouad Mourtada, CREST, ENSAE, Paris
Towards Local, Distribution-Free and Efficient Guarantees in Aggregation and Statistical Learning

Michi Taga, UC Berkeley
Olivier Berteau, Université Paris-Saclay
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): New roles in the human microbiome and enzyme catalysis

Benjamin Nachman, Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory
Anja Butter, LPNHE
Unbinned Deconvolution for Particle/Nuclear Physics

Feng Yuan, Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory
Edmond Iancu, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CEA
Theoretical Challenges for the Electron-Ion Collider

David Limmer, UC Berkeley 
Guillaume Jeanmairet, Sorbonne Université, Paris
A new twist on electron transfer with bilayer graphene

Ian Duncan, UC Berkeley
Christine Reynier, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3
Literature and forms of knowledge across the long nineteenth century

Christine Philliou, UC Berkeley
Andreas Guidi, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO)
Digital Methods for the Study of Migration in the Aegean Region, 1821-1945

Amy Rose Deal, UC Berkeley
Marta Abrusan, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Strategies for perspective shift in natural languages

Federico Echenique, UC Berkeley
Matias Nunez, Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS
Decentralizing Divorces

Puck Engman, UC Berkeley
Isabelle Thireau, EHESS, CNRS
Political Lives in Socialist China: Work, Scripts, and Authority

Thomas Gold, UC Berkeley
Jerome Doyon, Sciences Po
The Political activities of overseas Chinese students: A network