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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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Quantum in Context
An untapped resource could provide the magic needed for quantum computation—and perhaps even open the door to time travel.

Spot the Difference to Reveal Exotic Particles
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Life's Quantum Crystal Ball
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The FQXi December 31, 2013 Podcast features:
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part III
  • Ancient Aliens
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The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part III
FQXi member Ian Durham reveals the top two physics advances of 2013.
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Ancient Aliens
Astronomer Abraham Loeb & biophysicist Dean Astumian discuss the provocative idea that life may have thrived in the cosmos just 15 million years after the big bang--and its implications for the multiverse.
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PODCAST ARCHIVE

March 30, 2012
  • Time Twisting Tests
  • Not So Fast Neutrinos
  • The Sound of Physics
April 30, 2012
  • Splitting the Electron
  • Neural Relativity
  • Table-Top Tests for Quantum Gravity
May 30, 2012
  • Did the Universe Have a Beginning?
  • Launching the FQXi Essay Contest
  • Quantum Words & Pictures
  • The Secret (Quantum) Science of Scents
  • Ask a Physicist: Strings & Sounds
June 30, 2012
  • Knots in Space
  • Predicting the End of Civilization
  • The Quantum Fuel of Time Travel
August 1, 2012
  • The Higgs Goes to Ghana
  • The Illusion of Time & The Dynamics of Shapes
  • Mental Time Travel
September 6, 2012
  • Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs
  • The Ignominious History of the Higgs
  • Discord in Quantum Computing
  • Faster Than Light Cosmology
October 15, 2012
  • Uncertainty about Quantum Uncertainty
  • The Holographic Universe
  • Jiggling Atoms
November 16, 2012
  • Testing the Quantum Limits
  • Illusions of Time and the Self
  • Unraveling Paradoxes
December 16, 2012
  • The Year in Physics: 2012 Review
  • Time & the String Multiverse
  • The Building Blocks of Spacetime
January 25, 2013
  • Is God a Good Theory?
  • Quantum Birds
  • The Cosmic Clock Ambiguity
March 6, 2013
  • Averting an Asteroid Apocalypse
  • Our Unstable Universe
  • Let There Be Light
  • Quantum Roots of Photosynthesis
April 22, 2013
  • Astro Results, Cosmic Conclusions
  • Dark Energy Discovery
  • DNA Computing
June 12, 2013
  • Cloaking Time
  • The Reality of Time
  • Bye Bye Black Hole Singularities!
  • Entangling the Dead
August 20, 2013
  • Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?
  • Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek
  • Neutrinos Shift Personality
  • Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle
  • Plants Do Math!
October 7, 2013
  • Bye Bye Big Bang?
  • Dark Energy Survey Launches
  • Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System
  • Quantum Space Tests
  • Superposition
December 28, 2013
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I
  • Alien Hunter
December 29, 2013
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
  • Taking the LHC to Africa
January 7, 2014
  • What is quantum information *really* good for? -- FQXi Conference Panel Discussion
January 9, 2014
  • Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses
January 21, 2014
  • A Matter of Consciousness
May 7, 2014
  • BICEP2 & Inflation
  • BICEP2 & Alternative models
  • Thermal Gravity
  • Entangling Spacetime
June 30, 2014
  • Time Travel Simulated in the Lab
  • BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
  • Higgs the Destroyer
  • Why is Nature Quantum?
August 31, 2014
  • Watching Quantum Cats Die
  • Black Hole Fireworks
  • Quantifying Occam
  • Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
  • Quantum Cheshire Cat
October 2, 2014
  • 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
November 29, 2014
  • When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
  • Predicting the Future
  • Quantum Identity Crisis
  • Sounds from a Comet
December 24, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 1 & Video Contest Results
December 27, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 2 & Request for Large Grant Proposals
December 30, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 3 & Essay Contest Tips
 
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