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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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PODCAST

May 30, 2015

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **May 25, 2015** Podcast features:

- In Praise of Physics Poetry
- Spacetime Squids
- Searching for the Impossible

INFO: **MP3 file / 36 minutes / 35 MB**

LISTEN:

Individual Stories

In Praise of Physics Poetry

Poet and philosopher of mathematics and science Emily Grosholz reads three of her poems: In Praise of Fractals, The Dissolution of the Rainbow & Among Cosmologists.

INFO: **MP3 file / 12 minutes / 12 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*EmilyGroshloz.com:*Books by Grosholz*Scientific American blog network:*In Praise of Fractals and Poetry*Western State Colorado University:*Writing the Rockies

Spacetime Squids

Quantum physicist Sorin Paraoanu talks about building an artificial spacetime in the lab from SQUIDs--to test inflation and quantum gravity. In this extended interview he also talks testing the Landau-Zener formula beyond its limits and amplifying the vacuum. Recorded at the quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, sponsored by COST.

INFO: **MP3 file / 23 minutes / 22 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*FQXi article:*FACE OFF: Profile of Sorin Paraoanu*FQXi podcast:*Let There Be Light!*INFN:*COST Action meeting in Erice

Searching for the Impossible

Complexity theorist Jens Eisert is on a quest to find undecidable problems in quantum physics, as he explains to reporter Sophie Hebden.

INFO: **MP3 file / 14 minutes / 13 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

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- Quantum Identity Crisis
- Sounds from a Comet

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- Paul Davies on Cancer, Uncut

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- Black Hole Fireworks
- Quantifying Occam
- Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
- Quantum Cheshire Cat

- Time Travel Simulated in the Lab
- BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
- Higgs the Destroyer
- Why is Nature Quantum?

- BICEP2 & Inflation
- BICEP2 & Alternative models
- Thermal Gravity
- Entangling Spacetime

- A Matter of Consciousness

- Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses

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ZEEYA MERALI wrote on May 28, 2015

Just to let you know that after a couple of special podcast editions from the quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, Brendan and I are back with the regular podcast.

In this month's podcast, we're celebrating poetry about physics and maths. In April, I visited Penn State University, where I met with Emily Grosholz, a poet and philosopher of math and science, who works at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which is headed up by FQXi’s Abhay Ashtekar. Grosholz shares...

Just to let you know that after a couple of special podcast editions from the quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, Brendan and I are back with the regular podcast.

In this month's podcast, we're celebrating poetry about physics and maths. In April, I visited Penn State University, where I met with Emily Grosholz, a poet and philosopher of math and science, who works at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which is headed up by FQXi’s Abhay Ashtekar. Grosholz shares...

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