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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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Complete Podcast
The FQXi November 29, 2014 Podcast features:
  • When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
  • Predicting the Future
  • Quantum Identity Crisis
  • Sounds from a Comet
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When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
In the main podcast Howard Wiseman describes a new model in which the forces between many *classical* parallel worlds create quantum effects in ours (indeterminism, tunnelling, double-slit interference, uncertainty). In this extended edition hear about zero-point and vacuum energies, quantised energy levels & entanglement too.
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Predicting the Future
Redefining the difference between living and inanimate matter, down to the molecular level, in terms of the ability to predict the future. Information and computer scientist Susanne Still speaks with reporter Carinne Piekema.
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Quantum Identity Crisis
Physicist Philip Goyal is questioning one of the founding principles of quantum theory, which gives rise to the chemistry of the Periodic Table, as he explains to reporter Colin Stuart.
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Sounds from a Comet
We started and ended the podcast with audio from the Philae lander's mission to a comet. Here are links to that footage and more...
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