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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.

Eckard Blumschein: "John C, "... fundamentals have long since been abandoned. I just, naively..." in Ripping Apart Einstein

Georgina Woodward: "I was trying to express certain concepts in a very precise way that are not..." in Ripping Apart Einstein

Patrick: "Its amazing post. I blog often and I truly appreciate your content. The..." in Your Invitation to FQXi's...

Eckard Blumschein: "I dislike Wolpert's tongue in cheek. It reminds me of someone who tried to..." in Inferring the Limits on...

Neil Bates: "Fascinating. Another important part of quantum mechanics is the Born Rule...." in Inferring the Limits on...

John Cox: "Georgina, Okay, thanks. That is a clear example of what you seem to be..." in Action and Excitement and...

Georgina Woodward: " Lampa-Terrell-Penrose effect Distortion within output images (from..." in Action and Excitement and...

Lorraine Ford: "Clarification: I was suggesting above that in quantum decoherence a..." in Your Invitation to the...

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Inferring the Limits on Reality (that Even the Gods Must Obey)
The fuzziness of the quantum realm could arise from mathematical restrictions on what can ever be known.

The Quantum Thermodynamic Revolution
Combining theories of quantum information with the science of heat and energy transfer could lead to new technologies.

Face Off: Building a Toy Universe to Pit Quantum Theory Against Gravity
Using superconducting circuits to create a curved-spacetime analog with stronger gravity than our cosmos.

Is Gravity Time's Archer?
A new model argues the forces between particles in the early universe loosed time's arrow, creating temporal order from chaos.

Purifying Physics: The Quest to Explain Why the “Quantum” Exists
A new framework for the laws underlying reality could explain why nature obeys quantum rules, the origin of time’s arrow, and the power of quantum computing.

July 4, 2015

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

Lampa-Terrell-Penrose effect

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

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.

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