The 'Fishing Expedition' for Weird, World-Changing Materials

“Weird” is my own, non-technical descriptor for new quantum materials, which the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is hoping 12 researchers can cook up over the next five years. While the grantees are doing basic science, the eventual results could lead to world-changing tech applications.

Moore recently made a bundle of its Materials Synthesis Investigators awards, which will fund five-year stretches of research in which awardees will mix and match compounds to come up with new electronic and magnetic materials. Moore has selected 12 grantees to become investigators, each receiving between $1.5 million and $1.9 million, for a total of $20.6 million in funds.

Read the full article at Inside Philanthropy.