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May 26, 2022

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The FQXi June 30, 2012 Podcast features:
  • Knots in Space
  • Predicting the End of Civilization
  • The Quantum Fuel of Time Travel
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Knots in Space
Hiranya Peiris and Stephen Feeney talk about WMAP's Gruber Prize win and their quest for cosmic "textures" (extended interview).
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Predicting the End of Civilization
Geoffrey West on complexity theory, the underlying laws that govern the lifetimes of animals and cities, and the end of socio-economic time.
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The Quantum Fuel of Time Travel
Ken Olum calculates whether traveling back in time could ever be possible.
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Recent Comments


Thank you for listening tear drop. I think you're absolutely right in both those cases, the segments would have been better if we heard from those with opposing viewpoints. And ideally it would be good to have them on at the same time thrashing it out.

I will definitely try and include more people in the future.


Just discovered the podcast, I liek it very mcuh but I have one suggetsion for improvement.

When one has a topic where there is not clear agreement why not get the other side on the shwo at the same time, this should illuminate the issues more?

For example, you had an episode on testing quantum gravity witha table top experiment yet you pointed out at the end fo the relevant interview that others (eg at BAckreaction blog) doubted it would work. Why not have them on at the same...


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