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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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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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Why physics and astronomy communities must take diversity issues seriously in order to do good science.

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July 19, 2018

Complete Podcast

The FQXi **May 31, 2016** Podcast features:

- Happy 10th Birthday FQXi! & News Round-Up
- Quantum Collapse
- The Big Picture

INFO: **MP3 file / 39 minutes / 38 MB**

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Individual Stories

Happy 10th Birthday FQXi! & News Round-Up

FQXi's director Anthony Aguirre joins us to celebrate a decade of the Foundational Questions Institute. In the news round-up, Zeeya, Brendan and Anthony talk about quantum satellites, exoplanets and sending nanoships to Alpha Centauri -- and discuss whether governments, charitable foundations like FQXi or individuals should be responsible for funding physics research.

INFO: **MP3 file / 20 minutes / 19 MB**

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*SC News:*Chinese Quantum Communications Satellite to Thwart Hackers*Nature News:*The Quantum Space Race*Smithsonian:*Kepler Discovered More Than 1000 New Planets*Science:*Q&A: Web Billionaire Describes His Plan to Shoot for the Stars*Science:*US Lawmaker Tells NASA to Plan Trip to Alpha Centauri*FQXi podcast:*Frank Drake on $100 million Alien Hunt*FQXi podcast:*Julian Barbour on a Gravitational Origin for the Arrow of Time

Quantum Collapse

Physicist Catalina Curceanu discusses experiments to test collapse models -- rivals to quantum theory that explain how the macroscopic world arises from the the microscopic -- with reporter Carinne Piekema.

INFO: **MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB**

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*FQXi article:*Q&A with Catalina Curceanu*FQXi podcast:*Collapse Models in Erice, Italy

The Big Picture

Cosmologist Sean Carroll talks about how space and time emerge from quantum theory, and about his new book, with reporter Sophie Hebden.

INFO: **MP3 file / 11 minutes / 10 MB**

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PENTCHO VALEV wrote on August 3, 2016

Einstein's Plagiarism (Reverse Engineering)

Einstein derived the constancy of the speed of light from the Lorentz equations, called it "postulate", and finally derived the Lorentz equations from the "postulate":

John Norton: " The mathematical apparatus needed to complete this approach had already been developed by H. A. Lorentz in his theorem of corresponding states. Einstein knew well an earlier version of the theorem from Lorentz’s work of 1895. The difficulty of pursuing the...

Einstein's Plagiarism (Reverse Engineering)

Einstein derived the constancy of the speed of light from the Lorentz equations, called it "postulate", and finally derived the Lorentz equations from the "postulate":

John Norton: " The mathematical apparatus needed to complete this approach had already been developed by H. A. Lorentz in his theorem of corresponding states. Einstein knew well an earlier version of the theorem from Lorentz’s work of 1895. The difficulty of pursuing the...

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PENTCHO VALEV wrote on July 30, 2016

Einsteiniana: Profiteers Leave the Sinking Ship

"Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara, a theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute, said, "I have the distressing experience of physicists telling me that time is not real. ... It confuses me, because time seems to be real. Things happen. When I clap my hands, it happened. ... I would prefer to say that general relativity is not the final theory than to say that time does not exist." Time is a prime conflict between relativity and quantum...

Einsteiniana: Profiteers Leave the Sinking Ship

"Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara, a theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute, said, "I have the distressing experience of physicists telling me that time is not real. ... It confuses me, because time seems to be real. Things happen. When I clap my hands, it happened. ... I would prefer to say that general relativity is not the final theory than to say that time does not exist." Time is a prime conflict between relativity and quantum...

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