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ABOUT THE FQXi PODCAST

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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RECENT ARTICLES
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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.

The Thermodynamic Limits of Intelligence: Q&A with David Wolpert
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.

Gambling Against the Second Law
Using precision thermometry to make mini heat engines, that might, momentarily, bust through the thermodynamic limit.

Mind and Machine: What Does It Mean to Be Sentient?
Using neural networks to test definitions of 'autonomy.'



PODCAST ARCHIVES
May 26, 2022

Archives
  May 18, 2022
  • Quantum Steampunk
April 20, 2022
  • Constructor Theory and Irreversibility
March 31, 2022
  • Gravitational Aharanov-Bohm Effect
  • About Time
  • Choices Curve Spacetime
  • The Science of Can and Can't
December 31, 2021
  • 2021: The Year in Physics Review Part 3
December 30, 2021
  • 2021: Year in Physics Review Part 2
December 28, 2021
  • 2021: The Year in Physics Review Part 1
December 24, 2021
  • Schrödinger's Tardigrade
  • Hubble Trouble
  • The Hiding Place and the Universe
September 27, 2021
  • Optical Lattice Clocks
  • Thermodynamic Cost of Timekeeping
  • Microbead Mini Motors
June 27, 2021
  • The End of Everything
  • Quantum Engine
  • Intelligence from Thermodynamics
  • Physics of Life
June 21, 2021
  • Artificial Atoms
March 10, 2021
  • Information as Fuel
March 8, 2021
  • The Disordered Cosmos
December 31, 2020
  • 2020: Year in Physics Review Part 2
December 29, 2020
  • 2020: Year in Physics Review Part 1
June 14, 2020
  • Strike For Black Lives
  • Retrocausality Reviewed
  • Measuring Consciousness in Fruit Flies
  • Superior
  • Monster Galaxy
December 31, 2019
  • 2019: Year in Physics Review Part 2
December 29, 2019
  • 2019: Year in Physics Review Part 1
December 24, 2019
  • Schrödinger Squared
October 6, 2019
  • Quantum Supremacy Milestone?
September 8, 2019
  • Quantum Mind Reading -- Adam Brown
August 19, 2019
  • Downward Causation -- George Ellis
August 15, 2019
  • Designing the Mind -- Susan Schneider
August 13, 2019
  • Measuring Free Will -- Ian Durham
August 12, 2019
  • How Do We Make Decisions? -- Carlo Rovelli
August 9, 2019
  • Building an AI Physicist -- Max Tegmark
August 1, 2019
  • Future of Computation -- Fred Adams
July 30, 2019
  • Memory, Causality and Cats -- Sean Carroll
December 31, 2018
  • 2018: Year in Physics Part 2
December 30, 2018
  • 2018: Year in Physics Review Part 1
September 10, 2018
  • Superhuman
August 26, 2018
  • Neutrino Mysteries
  • Fuzzballs Solve Black Hole Paradox
  • Almost Quantum
  • Testing Free Will with AI
July 23, 2018
  • Losing the Nobel Prize
March 20, 2018
  • Cosmic Dawn
  • Our Place in the Multiverse
  • Surf and Science
December 31, 2017
  • 2017 Physics Countdown Part 3
December 29, 2017
  • 2017 Physics Countdown Part 2
December 26, 2017
  • 2017 Physics Countdown Part 1
November 24, 2017
  • Emergent Quantum Mechanics--Special Edition
October 30, 2017
  • Majorana Particles in the Lab
  • Quantum Darwinism
  • Quantum Replicants
August 20, 2017
  • Towards a Quantum Internet
  • Testing Time with Quantum Clocks
  • A Big Bang in a Little Room
  • Catching Light
December 31, 2016
  • 2016 Countdown Part 2
December 30, 2016
  • 2016 Countdown Part 1
December 12, 2016
  • Retrocausal Reality?
  • Wandering Towards the FQXi Essay Contest & News Roundup
  • The Science of Terrorism
  • One Brief Lesson on Physics-Writing
October 12, 2016
  • Creativity & Science
September 3, 2016
  • Measuring Consciousness in the Lab
August 21, 2016
  • What Happens Inside the Wavefunction?
August 20, 2016 [1]
  • Dirty Secrets of Quantum Foundations
August 19, 2016 [1]
  • Dirty Secrets of Life
May 31, 2016
  • Happy 10th Birthday FQXi! & News Round-Up
  • Quantum Collapse
  • The Big Picture
May 2, 2016
  • Gravitational Waves & a MICROSCOPE on Galileo
  • Wrinkles in Spacetime
  • A Quantum Horror Story
December 31, 2015
  • 2015 Countdown Part 3
December 29, 2015
  • 2015 Countdown Part 2
December 28, 2015
  • 2015 Countdown Part 1
November 29, 2015
  • Physics of Information
November 9, 2015
  • FQXi Grant & Neutrino Prizes
  • A Cosmic Test for Time
  • Existential Risk
  • Thunderbirds Meets Quantum Physics
August 31, 2015
  • Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test
  • Einstein Causes Quantum Collapse?
  • Saving the World in 5 Simple Steps
  • Quantum Thermodynamics
  • The Physics Filmmaker
July 28, 2015
  • Planets & Pentaquarks
  • Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
  • Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
  • Edge of the Sky
June 17, 2015
  • Talking About How to Talk About Physics
May 25, 2015
  • In Praise of Physics Poetry
  • Spacetime Squids
  • Searching for the Impossible
April 18, 2015
  • Bohmian Rhapsody
March 27, 2015
  • Collapsing Physics
March 15, 2015
  • Quantum Reality Check
  • Detecting Black Hole Firewalls
  • Quantum Networks
December 30, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 3 & Essay Contest Tips
December 27, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 2 & Request for Large Grant Proposals
December 24, 2014
  • 2014 Countdown Part 1 & Video Contest Results
November 29, 2014
  • When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
  • Predicting the Future
  • Quantum Identity Crisis
  • Sounds from a Comet
October 2, 2014
  • BICEP2 v Planck v Inflation theory
  • One Past, Two Futures: A Gravitational Origin for the Arrow of Time
  • Physics of Cancer
  • Paul Davies on Cancer, Uncut
August 31, 2014
  • Watching Quantum Cats Die
  • Black Hole Fireworks
  • Quantifying Occam
  • Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
  • Quantum Cheshire Cat
June 30, 2014
  • Time Travel Simulated in the Lab
  • BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
  • Higgs the Destroyer
  • Why is Nature Quantum?
May 7, 2014
  • BICEP2 & Inflation
  • BICEP2 & Alternative models
  • Thermal Gravity
  • Entangling Spacetime
January 21, 2014
  • A Matter of Consciousness
January 9, 2014
  • Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses
January 7, 2014
  • What is quantum information *really* good for? -- FQXi Conference Panel Discussion
December 31, 2013
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part III
  • Ancient Aliens
December 29, 2013
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part II
  • Taking the LHC to Africa
December 28, 2013
  • The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I
  • Alien Hunter
October 7, 2013
  • Bye Bye Big Bang?
  • Dark Energy Survey Launches
  • Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System
  • Quantum Space Tests
  • Superposition
August 20, 2013
  • Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?
  • Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek
  • Neutrinos Shift Personality
  • Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle
  • Plants Do Math!
June 12, 2013
  • Cloaking Time
  • The Reality of Time
  • Bye Bye Black Hole Singularities!
  • Entangling the Dead
April 22, 2013
  • Astro Results, Cosmic Conclusions
  • Dark Energy Discovery
  • DNA Computing
March 6, 2013
  • Averting an Asteroid Apocalypse
  • Our Unstable Universe
  • Let There Be Light
  • Quantum Roots of Photosynthesis
January 25, 2013
  • Is God a Good Theory?
  • Quantum Birds
  • The Cosmic Clock Ambiguity
December 16, 2012
  • The Year in Physics: 2012 Review
  • Time & the String Multiverse
  • The Building Blocks of Spacetime
November 16, 2012
  • Testing the Quantum Limits
  • Illusions of Time and the Self
  • Unraveling Paradoxes
October 15, 2012
  • Uncertainty about Quantum Uncertainty
  • The Holographic Universe
  • Jiggling Atoms
September 6, 2012
  • Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs
  • The Ignominious History of the Higgs
  • Discord in Quantum Computing
  • Faster Than Light Cosmology
August 1, 2012
  • The Higgs Goes to Ghana
  • The Illusion of Time & The Dynamics of Shapes
  • Mental Time Travel
June 30, 2012
  • Knots in Space
  • Predicting the End of Civilization
  • The Quantum Fuel of Time Travel
May 30, 2012
  • Did the Universe Have a Beginning?
  • Launching the FQXi Essay Contest
  • Quantum Words & Pictures
  • The Secret (Quantum) Science of Scents
  • Ask a Physicist: Strings & Sounds
April 30, 2012
  • Splitting the Electron
  • Neural Relativity
  • Table-Top Tests for Quantum Gravity
March 30, 2012
  • Time Twisting Tests
  • Not So Fast Neutrinos
  • The Sound of Physics

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