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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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The Entropic Price of Building the Perfect Clock: Q&A with Natalia Ares
Experiments investigating the thermodynamics of clocks can teach us about the origin of time's arrow.

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.

January 28, 2023

Complete Podcast
The FQXi December 24, 2021 Podcast features:
  • Schrödinger's Tardigrade
  • Hubble Trouble
  • The Hiding Place and the Universe
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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.
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 19 minutes / 45 MB
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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.
INFO: MP3 file / 14 minutes / 33 MB
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