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June 16, 2021

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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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