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Measuring Consciousness in the Lab
By MAX TEGMARK
If you're driving, you're having a subjective experience of colors, sounds and vibrations. But does a self-driving car have a subjective experience? Does it feel like anything at all to be a self-driving car, or is it a zombie in the sense of having...
LIGO to Make a Gravitational Waves Announcement on...
By ZEEYA MERALI
Updated 4:15pm Feb 11
: Congratulations to the LIGO collaboration for successfully detecting gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes. Follow @FQXi on Twitter for live updates.
I’m opening this thread as a place to watch...
David Ritz Finkelstein (1929 - 2016)
By BOB COECKE
We all just enjoyed the detection of gravitational waves due to two colliding black holes. David Ritz Finkelstein, who passed away in January, was the first, in 1958, who identified Schwarzschild's solution of the GR equations as corresponding to a...
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Alternative Models of Cosmology
In cosmology, it is believed that regions of space on `opposite' sides of the universe are too far apart to have ever been causally connected. That is, they are outside each other's `particle horizon'. Consequently, it is difficult to explain the...
Is the Past Infinite?
By WILLIAM OREM
I interviewed some non-mainstream cosmologists last year for an article, such as those at the Alternative Cosmology Group who hosted the Crisis in Cosmology conference in Portugal in 2005. These are credible folks who think the Standard Model (the...
Quantum Coherence = Entanglement
By ZEEYA MERALI
I'm opening this thread shamefully late, based on recent FQXi funded research by Gerardo Adesso and colleagues, whose work was covered in Phys.Org -- as spotted at the time, by John Merryman.
We will, of course, be covering Adesso's work in...