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New Podcast: A MICROSCOPE on General Relativity,...
By ZEEYA MERALI
After a bit of a break, the FQXi podcast returns!
In the news round-up, Brendan Foster and I chat about the MICROSCOPE satellite experiment, which was launched in April to put the equivalence principle--and general relativity--to the test....
Physics of the Observer - Call for Proposals and...
By BRENDAN FOSTER
And now, we’d like to announce the beginning of an ambitious new program, investigating Physics of the Observer.
We’re asking you to take a long hard look at yourself — and to think about what it means to be an "observer". Many problems...
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...
NEW PODCAST EPISODES
A MICROSCOPE on Galileo; how gravitational waves open a new window on the universe; searching for defects in spacetime; & a quantum-horror short story.
FQXi's countdown of the top physics breakthroughs of 2015 concludes, with Ian Durham.
Our countdown of the biggest physics breakthroughs of 2015 continues, with Ian Durham.
FEATURED FQXi MEMBER VIDEOS
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...
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...