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Painting a QBist Picture of Reality

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Carlo Rovelli describes how black holes may transition to "white holes," according to loop quantum gravity, a radical rewrite of fundamental physics.

Riding the Rogue Quantum Waves
Could giant sea swells help explain how the macroscopic world emerges from the quantum microworld? (Image credit: MIT News)

Rescuing Reality
A "retrocausal" rewrite of physics, in which influences from the future can affect the past, could solve some quantum quandaries—saving Einstein's view of reality along the way.

Untangling Quantum Causation
Figuring out if A causes B should help to write the rulebook for quantum physics.

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The FQXi December 28, 2013 Podcast features:
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I
  • Alien Hunter
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The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I
FQXi's Ian Durham begins his round-up of the biggest physics stories of 2013.
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Alien Hunter
Astronomer and FQXi member Sara Seager describes the hunt for signs of life on exoplanets, and receiving a MacArthur genius grant, to reporter Colin Stuart.
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