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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 podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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September 3, 2015

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **August 31, 2015** Podcast features:

- Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test
- Einstein Causes Quantum Collapse?
- Saving the World in 5 Simple Steps
- Quantum Thermodynamics
- The Physics Filmmaker

INFO: **MP3 file / 53 minutes / 51 MB**

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Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test

Zeeya Merali & Brendan Foster round up the top physics news of August: Stephen Hawking works out how to escape from a black hole, & quantum spookiness is confirmed in the toughest experiment yet. Featuring quantum physicist Matt Leifer.

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Quantum physicist Igor Pikovski talks about the possibility that the relativistic effect of time dilation destroys quantum states, causing the transition from the quantum to the classical world -- along with tests that could prove it -- with reporter Carinne Piekema.

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PENTCHO VALEV wrote on September 3, 2015

Eckard,

"Virtually all experts are ignoring your attack on the second postulate, the postulate of constant c"

Yes, but then they inadvertently refute it. The discussion of the Doppler effect in light (moving observer), even when taking into account relativistic effects, unavoidably leads to the conclusion that the speed of light (relative to the observer) varies with the speed of the observer, in violation of Einstein's relativity. There are countless examples, just three of...

Eckard,

"Virtually all experts are ignoring your attack on the second postulate, the postulate of constant c"

Yes, but then they inadvertently refute it. The discussion of the Doppler effect in light (moving observer), even when taking into account relativistic effects, unavoidably leads to the conclusion that the speed of light (relative to the observer) varies with the speed of the observer, in violation of Einstein's relativity. There are countless examples, just three of...

ECKARD BLUMSCHEIN wrote on September 3, 2015

Pentcho,

We certainly agree on that GR claims to be based on SR and the postulates of SR are questionable. Virtually all experts are ignoring your attack on the second postulate, the postulate of constant c, perhaps mainly because constant c seems to be experimentally well confirmed and GR might render it a special case.

Some proponents of SR claimed that the second postulate and the first one, the so called postulate of relativity, are not independent from each...

Pentcho,

We certainly agree on that GR claims to be based on SR and the postulates of SR are questionable. Virtually all experts are ignoring your attack on the second postulate, the postulate of constant c, perhaps mainly because constant c seems to be experimentally well confirmed and GR might render it a special case.

Some proponents of SR claimed that the second postulate and the first one, the so called postulate of relativity, are not independent from each...

STEVE DUFOURNY wrote on September 3, 2015

Hello Ms Ford,

Indeed ,fortunally that human beings have free will. The solutions, rational and objective exist at universal scale,we can harmonize this planet.

My garden is very small and all my plants are in compost, I test the compost on several families of plants.It is ok. My garden is in spherisation :)

Regards

Hello Ms Ford,

Indeed ,fortunally that human beings have free will. The solutions, rational and objective exist at universal scale,we can harmonize this planet.

My garden is very small and all my plants are in compost, I test the compost on several families of plants.It is ok. My garden is in spherisation :)

Regards

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