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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.
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March 31, 2015

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