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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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Schrödinger’s A.I. Could Test the Foundations of Reality
Physicists lay out blueprints for running a 'Wigner's Friend' experiment using an artificial intelligence, built on a quantum computer, as an 'observer.'

Expanding the Mind (Literally): Q&A with Karim Jerbi and Jordan O'Byrne
Using a brain-computer interface to create a consciousness 'add-on' to help test Integrated Information Theory.

Quanthoven's Fifth
A quantum computer composes chart-topping music, programmed by physicists striving to understand consciousness.

The Math of Consciousness: Q&A with Kobi Kremnitzer
A meditating mathematician is developing a theory of conscious experience to help understand the boundary between the quantum and classical world.

Can We Feel What It’s Like to Be Quantum?
Underground experiments in the heart of the Italian mountains are testing the links between consciousness and collapse theories of quantum physics.

September 26, 2022

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.
INFO: MP3 file / 26 minutes / 60 MB
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 16 minutes / 40 MB
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 21 MB
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