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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.

Ted Esaters: "Hi Georgina, Thanks for your remark. I did see some good articles and..." in Quantum Thermodynamics

Steve Agnew: "The reason that I like the Fringe is that the Fringe asks more challenging..." in Defining Existence

Georgina Woodward: "Ted, you misrepresent the linked website, there is nothing there about..." in Quantum Thermodynamics

Eckard Blumschein: "Lorraine, Evade and inevitably refer to intentions. You are stubbornly..." in Defining the Observer

Gary Simpson: "Akinbo, You have stated that Adel derived the following: E = -GMm/2a for..." in Defining Existence

Pentcho Valev: "Why Einstein's Spacetime Is Doomed "Spacetime is any mathematical model..." in What Happens Inside the...

Lorraine Ford: "Tom, Where is your definition of the “observer”, the topic of this..." in Defining the Observer

James Putnam: "Steve Agnew, Hi, A correction is in order: "It is the time it takes for..." in Alternative Models of...

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Rescuing Reality
A "retrocausal" rewrite of physics, in which influences from the future can affect the past, could solve some quantum quandaries—saving Einstein's view of reality along the way.

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.

October 25, 2016

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Creativity & Science
Bestselling science fiction author Neal Stephenson, artist Jayne Tollaksen, and musical physicists Ian Durham, Stephon Alexander & Brendan Foster chat about creativity in physics, novels, art and music, with Zeeya Merali.
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