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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.

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Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
Using tiny mechanical devices to create accelerations equivalent to 100 million times the Earth’s gravitational field—mimicking the arena of quantum gravity in the lab.

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.

August 5, 2015

Complete Podcast
The FQXi July 28, 2015 Podcast features:
  • Planets & Pentaquarks
  • Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
  • Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
  • Edge of the Sky
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Planets & Pentaquarks
Zeeya Merali & Brendan Foster round up the top physics news of July, including the Pluto flyby, the creation of the new pentaquark particle at the LHC, & the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet discovered yet. Featuring cosmologist Andrew Pontzen.
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Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
Founder of modern SETI, Frank Drake, discusses the new $100 million mission to listen out for alien communications. He talks about search strategies, the Drake equation, and why he's scared the aliens are sending us holograms. In this extended interview Drake also discusses new SETI job opportunities.
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Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
Physicist Keith Schwab is on a quest to test quantum gravity in the lab, and to discover whether gravity causes quantum systems to collapse into classical ones, as he explains to reporter Carinne Piekema.
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Edge of the Sky
Cosmologist Roberto Trotta describes his attempt to junk astronomy jargon in his new book, "The Edge of the Sky," which uses only the 1000 most common words in the English language, as he explains to reporter Sophie Hebden.
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