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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

Gary Simpson: "Akinbo, Conservation of energy is not an assumption or a belief. It is a..." in Defining Existence

Georgina Woodward: "Johnathan, you make it sound as if saving nature is a nice add on to saving..." in Science Funding in an...

Steve Dufourny: "Hi Jonathan,all, It is well said Jonathan, we can do it.And if we made an..." in Science Funding in an...

kurt stocklmeir: "Georgina - ask all the questions you want it is ok but some of the answers..." in Alternative Models of...

Steve Dufourny: "I liked you general work.But it seemsto have a problem considering the dark..." in Alternative Models of...

Joe Fisher: "Dear Akimbo and Steve, The physical construction of the observable..." in Defining Existence

Georgina Woodward: "I emphasize materially." in What Happens Inside the...

Georgina Woodward: "Pentcho, there is a difference between a material future,(consisting of..." in What Happens Inside the...

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Untangling Quantum Causation
Figuring out if A causes B should help to write the rulebook for quantum physics.

In Search of a Quantum Spacetime
Finding the universe's wavefunction could be the key to understanding the emergence of reality.

Collapsing Physics: Q&A with Catalina Oana Curceanu
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.

Dropping Schrödinger's Cat Into a Black Hole
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.

Does Quantum Weirdness Arise When Parallel Classical Worlds Repel?
Quantum mechanics could derive from subtle interactions among unseen neighboring universes

October 1, 2016

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The FQXi September 3, 2016 Podcast features:
  • Measuring Consciousness in the Lab
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Measuring Consciousness in the Lab
Max Tegmark on measuring consciousness in the lab -- and finding a hidden dimension in natural language. A talk at the intersection of physics, neuroscience and AI from the 5th FQXi Meeting.
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