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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.

Searching for the Impossible
A quest to discover which computational tasks can never be resolved.

May 22, 2015

Complete Podcast
The FQXi September 6, 2012 Podcast features:
  • Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs
  • The Ignominious History of the Higgs
  • Discord in Quantum Computing
  • Faster Than Light Cosmology
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Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs
Biographer Peter Byrne questions whether the father of quantum parallel universes, Hugh Everett III, really believed many worlds exist, as his original manuscripts become available online. (Extended interview.)
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The Ignominious History of the Higgs
Gerald Guralnik, co-inventor of the theory behind the Higgs, recalls Heisenberg's mockery of the model & responds to the discovery of the boson. (Extended interview.)
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Discord in Quantum Computing
Physicists find theoretical support for alternative explanation to the power behind quantum computation.
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Faster Than Light Cosmology
Controversial model in which light broke its own speed limit in the early universe gets a boost from quantum gravity, string theory and loop quantum gravity models--and from rainbows.
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