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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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The Math of Consciousness: Q&A with Kobi Kremnitzer
A meditating mathematician is developing a theory of conscious experience to help understand the boundary between the quantum and classical world.

Can We Feel What It’s Like to Be Quantum?
Underground experiments in the heart of the Italian mountains are testing the links between consciousness and collapse theories of quantum physics.

The Thermodynamic Limits of Intelligence: Q&A with David Wolpert
Calculating the energy needed to acquire and compute information could help explain the (in)efficiency of human brains and guide the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.

Gambling Against the Second Law
Using precision thermometry to make mini heat engines, that might, momentarily, bust through the thermodynamic limit.

Mind and Machine: What Does It Mean to Be Sentient?
Using neural networks to test definitions of 'autonomy.'



PODCAST
July 7, 2022

Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi June 30, 2022 Podcast features:
  • The Higgs at 10!
  • Collapsing Consciousness
  • Quantum Clock Makers
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Individual Stories
The Higgs at 10!
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson with particle physicist Kevin Black. As the LHC restarts, Black tells us about its new quest. Also reactions to the hints from W Boson measurements at Fermilab that the Standard Model is broken, with Frank Wilczek, and the strange theory about a time-travelling Higgs.
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Collapsing Consciousness
Catalina Curceanu on what her quantum experiments under the Gran Sasso mountains mean for the origin of consciousness -- with Brendan Foster.
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Quantum Clock Makers
Queensland physicists are on a quest to build clocks to measure time in the fuzzy quantum regime. Arkady Federov, Prasanna Pakkiam and Eric He take us into their lab in a special piece by Pronk Productions.
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