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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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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.

RECENT ARTICLES

How the search for God’s limits led to the discovery of quantum contextuality—a weird phenomenon that could provide the 'magic' needed for super-fast computing.

The quest for a meta-theory of quantum control that could one day explain physical systems, certain biological phenomena—and maybe even politics.

Is quantum theory or relativity right about the nature of time? Bouncing radar beams off the moons of Jupiter just might help sort things out.

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.

The fuzziness of the quantum realm could arise from mathematical restrictions on what can ever be known.

PODCAST

February 10, 2016

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **August 20, 2013** Podcast features:

- Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?
- Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek
- Neutrinos Shift Personality
- Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle
- Plants Do Math!

INFO: **MP3 file / 47 minutes / 45 MB**

LISTEN:

Individual Stories

Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?

Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek muses on "Multiversality" -- discussing lab experiments for quantum parallel realities, why Many Worlds do not violate energy conservation, the cosmological multiverse, the dangers of the anthropic principle and testable predictions from axion cosmology. With Zeeya, Brendan & Puffy the cat.

INFO: **MP3 file / 17 minutes / 16 MB**

LISTEN:

Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek

Extended interview with Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek discussing lab experiments for quantum parallel realities, why Many Worlds do not violate energy conservation, the cosmological multiverse, the dangers of the anthropic principle and testable predictions from axion cosmology.

INFO: **MP3 file / 19 minutes / 18 MB**

LISTEN:

Neutrinos Shift Personality

Particle physicist Ben Still talks about two recent neutrino experiments -- and what they mean for the antimatter mystery of the universe.

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

LISTEN:

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*Guardian:*Neutrino Oscillation Results, by Ben Still*New Scientist:*Neutrino shape-shift points to new physics*Huffington Post:*Neutrino Study Fails to Show Interaction of Weird Subatomic Particles

Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle

Physicist Reinhard Werner describes his team's controversial first proof of the Uncertainty Principle -- as formulated by Heisenberg.

INFO: **MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB**

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Plants Do Math!

Biologist Martin Howard describes how plants do arithmetic division to regulate food reserves at night, to reporter Carinne Piekema.

INFO: **MP3 file / 8 minutes / 7 MB**

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- A Cosmic Test for Time
- Existential Risk
- Thunderbirds Meets Quantum Physics

- Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test
- Einstein Causes Quantum Collapse?
- Saving the World in 5 Simple Steps
- Quantum Thermodynamics
- The Physics Filmmaker

- Planets & Pentaquarks
- Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
- Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
- Edge of the Sky

- Talking About How to Talk About Physics

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

- Bohmian Rhapsody

- Collapsing Physics

- Quantum Reality Check
- Detecting Black Hole Firewalls
- Quantum Networks

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