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Looking to the Future
May 26, 2016
To understand quantum phenomena, we may need to think about time in a different way, according to FQXi members Ken Wharton and Huw Price. They make their case in the latest issue of Nautilus.

Music of the Universe
Apr 27, 2016
Physicist, saxophonist and FQXi member Stephon Alexander muses on the secret link between music and the structure of the universe in his new book The Jazz of Physics.

Poetic Contemplation of Physics
Mar 13, 2016
FQXi's Carlo Rovelli speaks to The Wall Street Journal about his bestselling book, Seven Brief Lessons in Physics.

 
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Defining Existence
By IAN DURHAM
What exists? On the one hand, this seems like the kind of naval-gazing question that provokes derision and mockery from those more interested in practical matters. I exist, you exist, this blog post exists. It's self-evident, right? Of course one...

Science Funding in an Evolving Economy
By IAN DURHAM
While it isn’t the sexiest topic for a blog post, this year’s FQXi conference did include a panel discussion on science funding that raised a number of salient points worth discussing. I will slightly abuse this space and pontificate a...

What Happens Inside the Wavefunction? Sean Carroll...
By ZEEYA MERALI
On Friday, cosmologist Sean Carroll spoke about his latest research into the emergence of space — and maybe gravity — from quantum entanglement.

Sophie Hebden has profiled Carroll’s work for us, in the article “In Search of a Quantum...




NEW PODCAST EPISODES
Max Tegmark on measuring consciousness in the lab -- and finding a hidden dimension in natural language. From the 5th FQXi Meeting.
Sean Carroll asks What Happens Inside the Wavefunction? From the 5th FQXi International Meeting.
Quantum physicist Matt Leifer reveals the dirty secrets of quantum foundations: the Copenhagen Interpretation does not exist and Copenhagen-like interpretations are as crazy as invoking parallel universes. From the 5th International FQXi meeting.



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Ultimate Reality
Alternative Models of Reality
By ZEEYA MERALI
If you have an unconventional, alternative model of reality, then this is the place to discuss it. (This is for contributors who have preliminary ideas and would like feedback, but do not have an academic paper or arXiv preprint and have not given a...

Cosmology
Alternative Models of Cosmology
By ANONYMOUS
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...

Cosmology
Plasma Tubes in the Sky
By ZEEYA MERALI
Thanks to Georgina Parry for spotting this article about a young Australia scientist at the University of Sydney, Cleo Loi--an undergraduate, in fact--who has discovered that giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the sky.

From...

 
NEW ARTICLES


Untangling Quantum Causation
By NICOLA JONES • Jul 25, 2016
Figuring out if A causes B should help to write the rulebook for quantum physics.
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In Search of a Quantum Spacetime
By SOPHIE HEBDEN • Jun 22, 2016
Finding the universe's wavefunction could be the key to understanding the emergence of reality.
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Collapsing Physics: Q&A with Catalina Oana Curceanu
By CARINNE PIEKEMA • May 24, 2016
Tests of a rival to quantum theory, taking place in the belly of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain, could reveal how the fuzzy subatomic realm of possibilities comes into sharp macroscopic focus.
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Dropping Schrödinger's Cat Into a Black Hole
By ANIL ANANTHASWAMY • May 5, 2016
Combining gravity with the process that transforms the fuzzy uncertainty of the quantum realm into the definite classical world we see around us could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.
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Does Quantum Weirdness Arise When Parallel Classical Worlds Repel?
By STEVEN ASHLEY • Apr 15, 2016
Quantum mechanics could derive from subtle interactions among unseen neighboring universes
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Wrinkles in Spacetime
By COLIN STUART • Mar 31, 2016
Searching for defects in the fabric of the cosmos could help physicists home in on the correct theory of quantum gravity.
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Blurring Causal Lines
By CARINNE PIEKEMA • Feb 29, 2016
Quantum experiments mix past and future on the microscopic scale—opening the door to faster computers and revising our notion of causality.
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The Quantum Reality Paradox
By KATE BECKER • Nov 18, 2015
How the search for God’s limits led to the discovery of quantum contextuality—a weird phenomenon that could provide the 'magic' needed for super-fast computing.
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Quantum Cybernetics
By NATHAN COLLINS • Oct 1, 2015
The quest for a meta-theory of quantum control that could one day explain physical systems, certain biological phenomena—and maybe even politics.
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Video Article: Solar-System-Sized Experiment to Put Time to the Test
By STEVEN ASHLEY • Aug 26, 2015
Is quantum theory or relativity right about the nature of time? Bouncing radar beams off the moons of Jupiter just might help sort things out.
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