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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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RECENT ARTICLES

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**Video Article: Solar-System-Sized Experiment to Put Time to the Test**

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.

**Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire**

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.

**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.

RECENT ARTICLES

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.

Combining theories of quantum information with the science of heat and energy transfer could lead to new technologies.

Using superconducting circuits to create a curved-spacetime analog with stronger gravity than our cosmos.

PODCAST

August 30, 2015

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:

RELATED LINKS:

*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**

LISTEN:

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**

LISTEN:

PODCAST ARCHIVE

- 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

- 2014 Countdown Part 3 & Essay Contest Tips

- 2014 Countdown Part 2 & Request for Large Grant Proposals

- 2014 Countdown Part 1 & Video Contest Results

- When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
- Predicting the Future
- Quantum Identity Crisis
- Sounds from a Comet

- BICEP2 v Planck v Inflation theory
- One Past, Two Futures: A Gravitational Origin for the Arrow of Time
- Physics of Cancer
- Paul Davies on Cancer, Uncut

- Watching Quantum Cats Die
- 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

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