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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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Complete Podcast

The FQXi **December 29, 2013** Podcast features:

- The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
- Taking the LHC to Africa

INFO: **MP3 file / 35 minutes / 34 MB**

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Individual Stories

The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II

Quantum physicist Ian Durham discusses the advances that take the 4th and 3rd places in his countdown. Plus, other physics news items that did not make the list.

INFO: **MP3 file / 20 minutes / 19 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*Nature News:*First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs*Wired:*Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem Has Mathematicians Buzzing*io9:*First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom Orbital Structure*Nature News:*Physicists net fractal butterfly*The Guardian:*Peter Higgs: I would not be productive enough for academic system today

Taking the LHC to Africa

Particle Physicist Tejinder Virdee tells reporter Carinne Piekema about the discovery of the Higgs boson, winning a share of the $3 million Fundamental Physics prize, and his plans to promote physics education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

INFO: **MP3 file / 14 minutes / 13 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*nobelprize.org:*Nobel Prize in Physics 2013*BBC:*Prize-winning scientist brings African teachers to Cern

PODCAST ARCHIVE

- 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

- A Matter of Consciousness

- Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses

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