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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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PODCAST
June 3, 2020

Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi August 1, 2012 Podcast features:
  • The Higgs Goes to Ghana
  • The Illusion of Time & The Dynamics of Shapes
  • Mental Time Travel
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The Higgs Goes to Ghana
Extended interview with CERN's Albert de Roeck about efforts to take particle physics to Africa, plus the politics of the Higgs discovery and its implications for physics.
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The Illusion of Time & The Dynamics of Shapes
Julian Barbour explains why time does not exist, how shapes are fundamental, and possible connections between consciousness and quantum gravity. (Extended interview)
INFO: MP3 file / 30 minutes / 29 MB
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Mental Time Travel
Psychologist Kathleen McDermott describes fMRI experiments and studies of amnesiacs that reveal how we use yesterday to construct tomorrow.
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