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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.

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Constructing a Theory of Life
An all-encompassing framework of physics could help to explain the evolution of consciousness, intelligence, and free will.

Usurping Quantum Theory
The search is on for a fundamental framework that allows for even stranger links between particles than quantum theory—which could lead us to a theory of everything.

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A radical theory replaces the cosmic crunchers with fuzzy quantum spheres, potentially solving the black-hole information paradox and explaining away the Big Bang and the origin of time.

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Complete Podcast
The FQXi August 31, 2014 Podcast features:
  • Watching Quantum Cats Die
  • Black Hole Fireworks
  • Quantifying Occam
  • Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
  • Quantum Cheshire Cat
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Watching Quantum Cats Die
Physicist Andrew Jordan describes experiments to monitor and steer Schrodinger's metaphorical cat as it is dying, allowing for a new level of quantum control.
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Black Hole Fireworks
The theory of Loop Quantum Gravity predicts that black holes will become white holes, spewing out all their swallowed matter, when they die. Physicist Carlo Rovelli explains his analysis.
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Quantifying Occam
Is the simplest scientific explanation always the best? Computer scientist Noson Yanofsky investigates using category theory -- as he explains to reporter Sophie Hebden.
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Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
Physicist Jeff Tollaksen describes the theory behind a new kind of correlation that is even spookier than entanglement, and illustrates it with pigeons.
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Quantum Cheshire Cat
Podcast Extra: Quantum experiments separate the properties of a neutron so that its mass travels in one direction while its magnetic moment moves in another. Jeff Tollaksen discusses.
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