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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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A meditating mathematician is developing a theory of conscious experience to help understand the boundary between the quantum and classical world.

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Underground experiments in the heart of the Italian mountains are testing the links between consciousness and collapse theories of quantum physics.

The Thermodynamic Limits of Intelligence: Q&A with David Wolpert
Calculating the energy needed to acquire and compute information could help explain the (in)efficiency of human brains and guide the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.

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PODCAST
July 3, 2022

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The FQXi August 20, 2017 Podcast features:
  • Towards a Quantum Internet
  • Testing Time with Quantum Clocks
  • A Big Bang in a Little Room
  • Catching Light
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Towards a Quantum Internet
The Chinese quantum space satellite Micius has helped set an entanglement distance record and enabled the first demonstration of a quantum key distribution between a satellite and the ground. Team leader Jian Wei Pan describes how long it may take to establish a global quantum communications network, to Zeeya.
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Testing Time with Quantum Clocks
Quantum physicist Ivette Fuentes describes her strategy for testing the effects of gravity on quantum devices in the lab to Brendan, revealing more about the nature of space and time, and improving precision measurements.
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A Big Bang in a Little Room
Can we make a baby universe -- complete with stars, galaxies, planets and people -- in a particle accelerator? Cosmologist Eduardo Guendelman explains how it may be possible -- and how the theory could help the search for a model of quantum gravity. Recorded at the Physics Days Meeting at the Eastern Mediterranean University. Plus we discuss the new popular physics book on building a DIY comsos, by Zeeya Merali.
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Catching Light
Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder describes her writing process for creating physics music videos to Brendan. Featuring the song Catching Light.
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