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The Quantum Clock-Maker Investigating COVID-19, Causality, and the Trouble with AI
Sally Shrapnel, a quantum physicist and medical practitioner, on her experiments into cause-and-effect that could help us understand time’s arrow—and build better healthcare algorithms.

Connect the Quantum Dots for a New Kind of Fuel
'Artificial atoms' allow physicists to manipulate individual electrons—and could help to reduce energy wastage in electronic devices.

Can Choices Curve Spacetime?
Two teams are developing ways to detect quantum-gravitational effects in the lab.

The Quantum Engine That Simultaneously Heats and Cools
Tiny device could help boost quantum electronics.

The Quantum Refrigerator
A tiny cooling device could help rewrite the thermodynamic rule book for quantum machines.

July 24, 2021

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The FQXi October 15, 2012 Podcast features:
  • Uncertainty about Quantum Uncertainty
  • The Holographic Universe
  • Jiggling Atoms
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Uncertainty about Quantum Uncertainty
Photon experiments put Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle to the test--and find it wanting. (Extended interview with Lee Rozema.)
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The Holographic Universe
Alex Maloney and Robert Brandenberger recast the cosmos as a hologram to find the origin of time.
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Jiggling Atoms
Art, music and particle physics collide at an exhibition in London. We talk to the artists and physicists behind the project.
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