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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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August 17, 2018

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Losing the Nobel Prize
In this special edition, physicist Brian Keating discusses his new book, which recounts the ill-fated BICEP2 announcement--and retraction--of the claimed discovery of primordial gravitational waves in 2014. Keating talks to Zeeya about some of the questionable ethical choices that led the team to the wrong conclusions, the problems with peer review and media hype, and how he thinks the Nobel Prize should be reformed.
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Appreciative to you a little while later, it's to a cerebrum boggling degree enchanting. I expect that you will regard all that life passes on to the table for your next blog in future.


Dear Georgina,

Light does not have a surface. Only one single unified infinite surface eternally occurring in one single infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by FINITE non-surface light has ever existed and will only ever exist. You are trying to describe a finite amount of one single light source that could only be finitely OBSERVED by one finite observer .

Joe Fisher, Realist


The light has to be received by an observer before it can appear to be anywhere. If it adheres to the dust it can not be received elsewhere.

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