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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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November 19, 2018

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The FQXi March 20, 2018 Podcast features:
  • Cosmic Dawn
  • Our Place in the Multiverse
  • Surf and Science
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Cosmic Dawn
Astronomers have detected signs of light from the first stars in the universe. Their findings could illuminate the search for dark matter, as cosmologist Rennan Barkana explains to Zeeya.
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Our Place in the Multiverse
Could intelligent observers evolve in other universes with different physical laws? If so, what would they measure? Cosmologist Eugene Lim tells Sophie Hebden how the answers may reveal more about why our own universe has the laws it does.
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Surf and Science
Physicist Garrett Lisi has set up a science hostel on the island of Maui--and Brendan pays it a visit to see whether the scenic location really can inspire scientists in their research.
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