Search FQXi


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.

Dr Narayan Bhadra: "STRUCTURE FORMATIONS OF BIOMOLECULES We study a Nano-Structural..." in Alternative Models of...

Steve Dufourny: "Hi Jim,hope you are well, You could be interested to read some papers on..." in The Nature of Time

Javier Soto del Valle: "As Arieh Ben-Naim [1] says, time does not appear in entropy expressions...." in First Things First: The...

Jim Snowdon: "Picture a single photon moving in space? Where on the photon does time..." in The Quantum Clock-Maker...

Jim Snowdon: "Good Morning Steve! Happy New Year! I can hardly wait..." in The Nature of Time

Steve Dufourny: "Hi, Esa, Nasa, WB, UN ,All governments, the royal famillies, the..." in Global Collaboration

Nicholas hosein: "Iwrote the above when I had perfect clarity." in Good Vibrations

Steve Dufourny: "Dr Chiang, I am understanding. These quars , antiquarks, gluons personally..." in Anatomy of spacetime and...

click titles to read articles

Good Vibrations
Microbead 'motor' exploits natural fluctuations for power.

Reconstructing Physics
New photon experiment gives new meta-framework, 'constructor theory,' a boost.

The Quantum Engineer: Q&A with Alexia Auffèves
Experiments seek to use quantum observations as fuel to power mini motors.

The Quantum Clock-Maker Investigating COVID-19, Causality, and the Trouble with AI
Sally Shrapnel, a quantum physicist and medical practitioner, on her experiments into cause-and-effect that could help us understand time’s arrow—and build better healthcare algorithms.

Connect the Quantum Dots for a New Kind of Fuel
'Artificial atoms' allow physicists to manipulate individual electrons—and could help to reduce energy wastage in electronic devices.

January 26, 2022

Complete Podcast
The FQXi December 24, 2021 Podcast features:
  • Schrödinger's Tardigrade
  • Hubble Trouble
  • The Hiding Place and the Universe
INFO: MP3 file / 59 minutes / 60 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
Bookmark and Share
Featured video in this podcast:
Individual Stories
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.
INFO: MP3 file / 25 minutes / 60 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
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.
INFO: MP3 file / 19 minutes / 45 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
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.
INFO: MP3 file / 14 minutes / 33 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)

Please enter your e-mail address:
Note: Joining the FQXi mailing list does not give you a login account or constitute membership in the organization.