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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.

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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The FQXi **June 17, 2015** Podcast features:

- Talking About How to Talk About Physics

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How do we communicate foundational physics to the public? Panel discussion with physicists and communicators Sabine Hossenfelder, Matt Leifer, Dagomir Kaszlikowski & Brendan Foster, from the New Directions meeting in Washington, DC.

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- Quantum Identity Crisis
- Sounds from a Comet

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- Quantifying Occam
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- BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
- Higgs the Destroyer
- Why is Nature Quantum?

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- A Matter of Consciousness

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JOHN R. COX wrote on June 30, 2015

Georgina,

Okay, thanks. That is a clear example of what you seem to be getting at. jrc

Georgina,

Okay, thanks. That is a clear example of what you seem to be getting at. jrc

GEORGINA WOODWARD wrote on June 29, 2015

Lampa-Terrell-Penrose effect

Distortion within output images (from processing of received EM data), not indicating corresponding object distortion.

Lampa-Terrell-Penrose effect

Distortion within output images (from processing of received EM data), not indicating corresponding object distortion.

ECKARD BLUMSCHEIN wrote on June 29, 2015

John C,

I agree with Robert: Excite the public must not be the primary aim. I recall Nimtz claiming having measured signal propagation with a velocity in excess of c. Why was the interest overwhelming but only until people didn't find their doubts confirmed. FQXi has perhaps the best chance to permanently survive if it understandably to everybody addresses truly foundational questions instead of promoting servile mathematics that takes chains of speculations for granted.

To me a...

John C,

I agree with Robert: Excite the public must not be the primary aim. I recall Nimtz claiming having measured signal propagation with a velocity in excess of c. Why was the interest overwhelming but only until people didn't find their doubts confirmed. FQXi has perhaps the best chance to permanently survive if it understandably to everybody addresses truly foundational questions instead of promoting servile mathematics that takes chains of speculations for granted.

To me a...

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