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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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Tests of a rival to quantum theory, taking place in the belly of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain, could reveal how the fuzzy subatomic realm of possibilities comes into sharp macroscopic focus.

**Dropping Schrödinger's Cat Into a Black Hole**

Combining gravity with the process that transforms the fuzzy uncertainty of the quantum realm into the definite classical world we see around us could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.

**Does Quantum Weirdness Arise When Parallel Classical Worlds Repel?**

Quantum mechanics could derive from subtle interactions among unseen neighboring universes

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Searching for defects in the fabric of the cosmos could help physicists home in on the correct theory of quantum gravity.

**Blurring Causal Lines**

Quantum experiments mix past and future on the microscopic scale—opening the door to faster computers and revising our notion of causality.

RECENT ARTICLES

Tests of a rival to quantum theory, taking place in the belly of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain, could reveal how the fuzzy subatomic realm of possibilities comes into sharp macroscopic focus.

Combining gravity with the process that transforms the fuzzy uncertainty of the quantum realm into the definite classical world we see around us could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.

Quantum mechanics could derive from subtle interactions among unseen neighboring universes

Searching for defects in the fabric of the cosmos could help physicists home in on the correct theory of quantum gravity.

Quantum experiments mix past and future on the microscopic scale—opening the door to faster computers and revising our notion of causality.

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May 26, 2016

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **October 2, 2014** Podcast features:

- 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

INFO: **MP3 file / 53 minutes / 55 MB**

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Featured video in this podcast:

Individual Stories

BICEP2 v Planck v Inflation theory

Astrophysicist Andrew Liddle discusses the new analysis from Planck that suggests that the BICEP2 signal could have been caused by dust, not gravitational waves -- and why if they did pick up gravitational waves, this is bad news for inflation theory.

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

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*arXiv:*Paper by Cortes, Liddle & Parkinson*The Universe, in Theory:*Breaking Down a Big Bang Breakthrough

One Past, Two Futures: A Gravitational Origin for the Arrow of Time

Did the big bang generate twin "Janus" universes growing in different directions in time? Physicist Julian Barbour's new theory could offer a gravitational explanation for for the origin of two equal and opposite arrows of time. (Extended interview)

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

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*arXiv:*Paper by Barbour, Koslowki & Mercati*FQXi article:*The Non-Expanding Universe*Discover magazine:*Gravity Off the Grid*FQXi podcast:*The Illusion of Time & the Dynamics of Shape*FQXi blog:*From time to shape: Barbour on video

Physics of Cancer

Cosmologist Paul Davies describes his controversial new model tracing the evolutionary roots of cancer, which suggests that oxygen therapy, diet, and immunotherapy are the best treatments. (Podcast version, short.)

INFO: **MP3 file / 21 minutes / 20 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*Scientific American:*Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us?*BioEssays:*Paper by Lineweaver, Davies & Vincent

Paul Davies on Cancer, Uncut

Extended interview: Cosmologist Paul Davies describes his recent role in cancer research, his new atavistic model & the therapies it suggests, and the differences in culture between physics and medical research.

INFO: **MP3 file / 41 minutes / 39 MB**

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RELATED LINKS:

*Scientific American:*Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us?*FQXi article:*Q&A with Paul Davies: What is Time?*FQXi article:*The Destiny of the Universe

PODCAST ARCHIVE

- Gravitational Waves & a MICROSCOPE on Galileo
- Wrinkles in Spacetime
- A Quantum Horror Story

- 2015 Countdown Part 3

- 2015 Countdown Part 2

- 2015 Countdown Part 1

- Physics of Information

- FQXi Grant & Neutrino Prizes
- A Cosmic Test for Time
- Existential Risk
- Thunderbirds Meets Quantum Physics

- Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test
- Einstein Causes Quantum Collapse?
- Saving the World in 5 Simple Steps
- Quantum Thermodynamics
- The Physics Filmmaker

- 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

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