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June 22, 2018

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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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Superposition
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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