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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, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

John Cox: "Zeeya, It is past time for an overhaul to get some protection against..." in The Sudoku Universe, Why...

Zeeya Merali: "Do we live in a giant Sudoku puzzle? Are real numbers really real? Does..." in The Sudoku Universe, Why...

Georgina Woodward: "Joe, your credo has very limited explanatory power and is therefore of very..." in Quantum Dream Time

Joe Fisher: "Dear Georgina, You wrote: “I agree that there have been surfaces prior..." in Quantum Dream Time

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Yelena Hopper: "Its a decent approach to present a few thoughts in material science yet you..." in We Are All Connected

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Quantum Dream Time
Defining a ‘quantum clock’ and a 'quantum ruler' could help those attempting to unify physics—and solve the mystery of vanishing time.

Our Place in the Multiverse
Calculating the odds that intelligent observers arise in parallel universes—and working out what they might see.

Sounding the Drums to Listen for Gravity’s Effect on Quantum Phenomena
A bench-top experiment could test the notion that gravity breaks delicate quantum superpositions.

Watching the Observers
Accounting for quantum fuzziness could help us measure space and time—and the cosmos—more accurately.

Bohemian Reality: Searching for a Quantum Connection to Consciousness
Is there are sweet spot where artificial intelligence systems could have the maximum amount of consciousness while retaining powerful quantum properties?

November 25, 2017

Complete Podcast
The FQXi October 30, 2017 Podcast features:
  • Majorana Particles in the Lab
  • Quantum Darwinism
  • Quantum Replicants
INFO: MP3 file / 40 minutes / 39 MB
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Individual Stories
Majorana Particles in the Lab
Physicist Kang L. Wang describes how his team generated particles that are their own antiparticles in the lab, how the particles may aid in quantum computing and what they can tell us about our own origins.
INFO: MP3 file / 16 minutes / 15 MB
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Quantum Darwinism
Does quantum theory require the presence of a conscious observer? Or could a form of natural selection create reality from the quantum realm? Quantum physicist Gerardo Adesso talks to reporter Colin Stuart.
INFO: MP3 file / 12 minutes / 11 MB
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Quantum Replicants
Quantum physicist Jayne Thompson describes how to build a quantum replicant with a boosted memory, to reporter Colin Stuart.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB
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