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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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Underground experiments in the heart of the Italian mountains are testing the links between consciousness and collapse theories of quantum physics.

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Calculating the energy needed to acquire and compute information could help explain the (in)efficiency of human brains and guide the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.

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PODCAST
June 27, 2022

Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi December 24, 2021 Podcast features:
  • Schrödinger's Tardigrade
  • Hubble Trouble
  • The Hiding Place and the Universe
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Schrödinger's Tardigrade
Has a multicellular organism been entangled with a superconducting qubit for the first time? Quantum physicist Vlatko Vedral defends his team's controversial claims.
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Hubble Trouble
Different astronomical observations suggest a slight difference in the Hubble parameter--and thus in the age of the universe. Science writer Mitch Waldrop describes the latest twist in this long-running saga, as the SH0ES team announces new results. Waldrop also preps us for the launch of the world's biggest space telescope, the JWST.
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The Hiding Place and the Universe
What does it feel like to be an experimental quantum physicist? An audio journey into a lab in Lyon, France, with physicists Alexis Jouan and Antoine Marquet. Narration written by Jack Monaghan and read by Hayley McGee, and original music composed by Robert Moutrey.
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