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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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Sounding the Drums to Listen for Gravity’s Effect on Quantum Phenomena
A bench-top experiment could test the notion that gravity breaks delicate quantum superpositions.

Watching the Observers
Accounting for quantum fuzziness could help us measure space and time—and the cosmos—more accurately.

Bohemian Reality: Searching for a Quantum Connection to Consciousness
Is there are sweet spot where artificial intelligence systems could have the maximum amount of consciousness while retaining powerful quantum properties?

Quantum Replicants: Should future androids dream of quantum sheep?
To build the ultimate artificial mimics of real life systems, we may need to use quantum memory.

Painting a QBist Picture of Reality
A radical interpretation of physics makes quantum theory more personal.

August 24, 2017

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The FQXi April 30, 2012 Podcast features:
  • Splitting the Electron
  • Neural Relativity
  • Table-Top Tests for Quantum Gravity
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Splitting the Electron
Physicists break fundamental particle into two quasiparticles
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Neural Relativity
How the brain perceives time -- and how to fool it.
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Table-Top Tests for Quantum Gravity
Probing the Planck scale with current quantum optical technology
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Table-Top Test of Quantum Gravity: Response to Sabine Hossenfelder's Critique

In response to the critique of Sabine Hossenfelder I would like to make the following comments that hopefully clarify the motivation and the analysis behind our paper.

1) It is incorrect that we assume that the centre of mass degree of freedom is given as a linear (or any other) sum of momenta of individual constituents. We do not need to make any such assumption. The centre of mass degree of freedom of...

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