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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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PODCAST
July 20, 2018

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