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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.

Dissolving Quantum Paradoxes
The impossibility of building a perfect clock could help explain away microscale weirdness.

June 27, 2019

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The FQXi June 12, 2013 Podcast features:
  • Cloaking Time
  • The Reality of Time
  • Bye Bye Black Hole Singularities!
  • Entangling the Dead
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Cloaking Time
Engineer Joseph Lukens describes a temporal cloak made with lasers that edits optical communications from history.
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The Reality of Time
Lee Smolin talks about his new book "Time Reborn", why he believes time is real and fundamental and what that means for the laws of physics governing the early universe.
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Bye Bye Black Hole Singularities!
Loop quantum gravity tears the heart out of black holes. In this extended interview, Jorge Pullin describes the implications for solving paradoxes about what happens to information swallowed by these cosmic behemoths.
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Entangling the Dead
Laser experiments entangle two photons that never existed at the same time. In this extended interview, Hagai Eisenberg explains the practical applications for quantum cryptography and secure communication.
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