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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.
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PODCAST
July 11, 2020

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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