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Could Consciousness Forge the Universe?
Objective reality, and the laws of physics themselves, emerge from our observations, according to a new framework that turns what we think of as fundamental on its head.

Dissolving Quantum Paradoxes
The impossibility of building a perfect clock could help explain away microscale weirdness.

Constructing a Theory of Life
An all-encompassing framework of physics could help to explain the evolution of consciousness, intelligence, and free will.

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.

January 21, 2019

Complete Podcast
The FQXi October 30, 2017 Podcast features:
  • Majorana Particles in the Lab
  • Quantum Darwinism
  • Quantum Replicants
INFO: MP3 file / 40 minutes / 39 MB
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Individual Stories
Majorana Particles in the Lab
Physicist Kang L. Wang describes how his team generated particles that are their own antiparticles in the lab, how the particles may aid in quantum computing and what they can tell us about our own origins.
INFO: MP3 file / 16 minutes / 15 MB
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Quantum Darwinism
Does quantum theory require the presence of a conscious observer? Or could a form of natural selection create reality from the quantum realm? Quantum physicist Gerardo Adesso talks to reporter Colin Stuart.
INFO: MP3 file / 12 minutes / 11 MB
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Quantum Replicants
Quantum physicist Jayne Thompson describes how to build a quantum replicant with a boosted memory, to reporter Colin Stuart.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB
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