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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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October 18, 2019

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The FQXi July 28, 2015 Podcast features:
  • Planets & Pentaquarks
  • Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
  • Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
  • Edge of the Sky
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Planets & Pentaquarks
Zeeya Merali & Brendan Foster round up the top physics news of July, including the Pluto flyby, the creation of the new pentaquark particle at the LHC, & the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet discovered yet. Featuring cosmologist Andrew Pontzen.
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Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
Founder of modern SETI, Frank Drake, discusses the new $100 million mission to listen out for alien communications. He talks about search strategies, the Drake equation, and why he's scared the aliens are sending us holograms. In this extended interview Drake also discusses new SETI job opportunities.
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Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
Physicist Keith Schwab is on a quest to test quantum gravity in the lab, and to discover whether gravity causes quantum systems to collapse into classical ones, as he explains to reporter Carinne Piekema.
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Edge of the Sky
Cosmologist Roberto Trotta describes his attempt to junk astronomy jargon in his new book, "The Edge of the Sky," which uses only the 1000 most common words in the English language, as he explains to reporter Sophie Hebden.
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Hello,it isevident that we are not alone Inside our universal sphere.Astrobiology is fascinating.There are a lot of civilizations even when we consider the number of galaxies.Some less Evolved ,others more.I beleive strongly that our actual waves Under our special relativity are not sufficient.We cannot communicate at a kind of present due to our limits of scales.We can only have a past message.If civilizations send messages, if they have the same step than us ,so we can indeed have waves.But it...


If we could change the speed of light and gravitational constants, c and G, superluminal travel would be much easier.


It is very frustrating this problem about the linear velocity of spaceships.

Already that c is not sufficient to visit and travel Inside our Milky way.We are at 27000 light years of the central BH and the lenght is 100000 light years.

It is absolutely neccesary to go fasterthan c.But it is not possible with bosons , so we must focus on gravitons produced by cosmological BH sphères.The correlated entropy is relevant.In this line of reasoning it is possible to travel between...

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