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The Quantum Reality Paradox
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.

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

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.

December 1, 2015

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The FQXi December 29, 2013 Podcast features:
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
  • Taking the LHC to Africa
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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.
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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.
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