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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.

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The FQXi October 7, 2013 Podcast features:
  • Bye Bye Big Bang?
  • Dark Energy Survey Launches
  • Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System
  • Quantum Space Tests
  • Superposition
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Bye Bye Big Bang?
Cosmologist Niayesh Afshordi describes a model in which our universe was born from the collapse of a 5-D star into a hyper black hole.
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Dark Energy Survey Launches
Astronomers Ofer Lahav & Peter Doel describe the 5 year mission to help us discover why the expansion of the universe is accelerating to Carinne Piekema.
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Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System
Voyager 1 captures the sound of interstellar space.
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Quantum Space Tests
Physicist David Rideout describes how a quantum satellite could create a secure global communications network and help us test the nature of reality, to reporter Colin Stuart.
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Artist Lyndall Phelps and physicist Ben Still describe their installation, Covariance, that depicts particle physics in an artwork in a Victorian ice well, in London.
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