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September 21, 2021

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The FQXi March 30, 2012 Podcast features:
  • Time Twisting Tests
  • Not So Fast Neutrinos
  • The Sound of Physics
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Time Twisting Tests
Radical rethink of quantum mechanics suggests time can flow backwards
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Not So Fast Neutrinos
Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek discusses Icarus announcement that neutrinos don't break light speed, after all
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The Sound of Physics
Superstring theory, religion and music collide in two physics operas
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