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Why Time Might Not Be an Illusion
Einstein’s relativity pushes physicists towards a picture of the universe as a block, in which the past, present, and future all exist on the same footing; but maybe that shift in thinking has gone too far.

The Complexity Conundrum
Resolving the black hole firewall paradox—by calculating what a real astronaut would compute at the black hole's edge.

Quantum Dream Time
Defining a ‘quantum clock’ and a 'quantum ruler' could help those attempting to unify physics—and solve the mystery of vanishing time.

Our Place in the Multiverse
Calculating the odds that intelligent observers arise in parallel universes—and working out what they might see.

Sounding the Drums to Listen for Gravity’s Effect on Quantum Phenomena
A bench-top experiment could test the notion that gravity breaks delicate quantum superpositions.

March 17, 2018

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The FQXi December 29, 2013 Podcast features:
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
  • Taking the LHC to Africa
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The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
Quantum physicist Ian Durham discusses the advances that take the 4th and 3rd places in his countdown. Plus, other physics news items that did not make the list.
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Taking the LHC to Africa
Particle Physicist Tejinder Virdee tells reporter Carinne Piekema about the discovery of the Higgs boson, winning a share of the $3 million Fundamental Physics prize, and his plans to promote physics education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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