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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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June 30, 2022

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The FQXi May 25, 2015 Podcast features:
  • In Praise of Physics Poetry
  • Spacetime Squids
  • Searching for the Impossible
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In Praise of Physics Poetry
Poet and philosopher of mathematics and science Emily Grosholz reads three of her poems: In Praise of Fractals, The Dissolution of the Rainbow & Among Cosmologists.
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Spacetime Squids
Quantum physicist Sorin Paraoanu talks about building an artificial spacetime in the lab from SQUIDs--to test inflation and quantum gravity. In this extended interview he also talks testing the Landau-Zener formula beyond its limits and amplifying the vacuum. Recorded at the quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, sponsored by COST.
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Searching for the Impossible
Complexity theorist Jens Eisert is on a quest to find undecidable problems in quantum physics, as he explains to reporter Sophie Hebden.
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Fantastic picture!


Mr Tegmark can make the multispheres if he wants :) but please play in a pure universality and not with bad tools !


a bridge in geometrical algebras ???? :)

all my net is checked even here ....for the prize in algebras ??? It is not cool in fact , I have seen the nobel prize in maths .what is this story ??? Perhaps Mr Tyson and Tegmark can explain me ??? I am not parano I know just the human nature but I am christian also, so I can pardon .... respect me and I will respect you .

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