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PODCAST
December 6, 2019

Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi May 7, 2014 Podcast features:
  • BICEP2 & Inflation
  • BICEP2 & Alternative models
  • Thermal Gravity
  • Entangling Spacetime
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BICEP2 & Inflation
Father of inflation, Andrei Linde, talks about what the discovery of primordial gravitational waves means for the multiverse, string theory and quantum gravity.
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BICEP2 & Alternative models
Cosmologist Joao Magueijo questions the strength of the evidence for primordial gravitational waves and assesses the fate of alternative models of inflation.
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Thermal Gravity
Thanu Padmanabhan discusses his thermodynamic approach which suggests that gravity emerges from the unknown "atoms" of space and time.
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Entangling Spacetime
Mark Van Raamsdonk talks about the notion that entanglement is the most fundamental constituent of reality that binds space and time together.
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