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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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A devilish new framework of thermodynamics that focuses on how we observe information could help illuminate our understanding of probability and rewrite quantum theory.

Gravity's Residue
An unusual approach to unifying the laws of physics could solve Hawking's black-hole information paradox—and its predicted gravitational "memory effect" could be picked up by LIGO.

Could Mind 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.

March 23, 2019

Complete Podcast
The FQXi October 30, 2017 Podcast features:
  • Majorana Particles in the Lab
  • Quantum Darwinism
  • Quantum Replicants
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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.
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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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