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First Things First: The Physics of Causality
Why do we remember the past and not the future? Untangling the connections between cause and effect, choice, and entropy.

Can Time Be Saved From Physics?
Philosophers, physicists and neuroscientists discuss how our sense of time’s flow might arise through our interactions with external stimuli—despite suggestions from Einstein's relativity that our perception of the passage of time is an illusion.

A devilish new framework of thermodynamics that focuses on how we observe information could help illuminate our understanding of probability and rewrite quantum theory.

Gravity's Residue
An unusual approach to unifying the laws of physics could solve Hawking's black-hole information paradox—and its predicted gravitational "memory effect" could be picked up by LIGO.

Could Mind Forge the Universe?
Objective reality, and the laws of physics themselves, emerge from our observations, according to a new framework that turns what we think of as fundamental on its head.

September 17, 2019

Complete Podcast
The FQXi March 6, 2013 Podcast features:
  • Averting an Asteroid Apocalypse
  • Our Unstable Universe
  • Let There Be Light
  • Quantum Roots of Photosynthesis
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Averting an Asteroid Apocalypse
Following the unexpected Russian meteor strike, and the close asteroid pass by Earth, astronomer Edwin Bergin discusses how to divert dangerous approaching space rocks -- and why we need better asteroid monitoring.
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Our Unstable Universe
Particle physicist Joe Lykken explains how the mass of the Higgs suggests that our universe is unstable -- and is in danger of being replaced by a new one, wiping is out in the process.
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Let There Be Light
Quantum physicist Sorin Paraoanu explains how his experiments use the dynamical Casimir effect to transform virtual photons in the vacuum into real photons.
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Quantum Roots of Photosynthesis
Do plants use quantum tricks to harvest light? Physicist Alex Chin describes his theory of how quantum effects can survive in biological systems.
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