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October 18, 2019

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The FQXi December 16, 2012 Podcast features:
  • The Year in Physics: 2012 Review
  • Time & the String Multiverse
  • The Building Blocks of Spacetime
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The Year in Physics: 2012 Review
Physicist Ian Durham countdowns his highlights of 2012, including advances in astronomy, quantum foundations & particle physics. (Extended interview.)
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Time & the String Multiverse
Raphael Bousso searches for the origin of time's arrow in the multiple universes predicted by string theory.
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The Building Blocks of Spacetime
Joanna Karczmarek argues that spacetime is not fundamental -- and looks to string theory to find out what it's made from.
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Hi Brendan,

The silence is deafening!

No, I think these threads are created automatically and then immediately disappear from view -- and nobody knows how to access them. I will post something on the main blog about the latest edition. When posts about the podcast appear there, they are more visible.


It occurred to me that people may not realize we have discussion forums for each podcast. Or are the podcasts so perfectly self-contained that no comment is necessary?


This is a discussion of the FQXi Podcast from December 16, 2012

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