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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, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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Usurping Quantum Theory
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.

Fuzzballs v Black Holes
A radical theory replaces the cosmic crunchers with fuzzy quantum spheres, potentially solving the black-hole information paradox and explaining away the Big Bang and the origin of time.

Whose Physics Is It Anyway? Q&A with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Why physics and astronomy communities must take diversity issues seriously in order to do good science.

Why Time Might Not Be an Illusion
Einstein’s relativity pushes physicists towards a picture of the universe as a block, in which the past, present, and future all exist on the same footing; but maybe that shift in thinking has gone too far.

The Complexity Conundrum
Resolving the black hole firewall paradox—by calculating what a real astronaut would compute at the black hole's edge.

July 20, 2018

Complete Podcast
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
INFO: MP3 file / 46 minutes / 44 MB
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Individual Stories
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.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 15 minutes / 14 MB
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 8 MB
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