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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
February 7, 2023

Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi September 27, 2021 Podcast features:
  • Optical Lattice Clocks
  • Thermodynamic Cost of Timekeeping
  • Microbead Mini Motors
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Individual Stories
Optical Lattice Clocks
Jun Ye shares the $3-million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the development of the optical lattice clocks. He tells Zeeya how they work, and how they could be used to detect gravitational waves, identify dark matter, or predict seismic or volcanic activity.
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Thermodynamic Cost of Timekeeping
Quantum physicist Marcus Huber describes his experiment demonstrating that increasing the accuracy of a timepiece has an entropic price, to Toby Fitzpatrick.
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Microbead Mini Motors
John Bechhoefer is building nanomachines with glass beads to investigate how to make information processing more efficient--and to better understand biological processes--as he explains to Colin Stuart.
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