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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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Complete Podcast

The FQXi **September 6, 2012** Podcast features:

- Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs
- The Ignominious History of the Higgs
- Discord in Quantum Computing
- Faster Than Light Cosmology

INFO: **MP3 file / 51 minutes / 49 MB**

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Featured video in this podcast:

Individual Stories

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Beliefs

Biographer Peter Byrne questions whether the father of quantum parallel universes, Hugh Everett III, really believed many worlds exist, as his original manuscripts become available online. (Extended interview.)

INFO: **MP3 file / 17 minutes / 16 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*UC Irvine:*Hugh Everett III Manuscripts online*Princeton University Press:*Everett Book by Byrne and Barrett*FQXi article:*The Many Lives of Hugh Everett III*FQXi video:*Peter Byrne on Truth

The Ignominious History of the Higgs

Gerald Guralnik, co-inventor of the theory behind the Higgs, recalls Heisenberg's mockery of the model & responds to the discovery of the boson. (Extended interview.)

INFO: **MP3 file / 34 minutes / 33 MB**

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RELATED LINKS:

*FQXi blog:*Guralnik and the Higgs in the 1960s*Guardian:*Higgs Particle at the 2012 Paralympics

Discord in Quantum Computing

Physicists find theoretical support for alternative explanation to the power behind quantum computation.

INFO: **MP3 file / 12 minutes / 11 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*FQXi blog:*Mile Gu on the Power of Quantum Knowing*Nature Physics:*Gu et al paper*Nature:*The Power of Discord

Faster Than Light Cosmology

Controversial model in which light broke its own speed limit in the early universe gets a boost from quantum gravity, string theory and loop quantum gravity models--and from rainbows.

INFO: **MP3 file / 13 minutes / 12 MB**

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RELATED LINKS:

*FQXi article:*Profile of Joao Magueijo*FQXi article:*Profile of Lee Smolin

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- 2014 Countdown Part 3 & Essay Contest Tips

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- Quantum Identity Crisis
- Sounds from a Comet

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- Physics of Cancer
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- Black Hole Fireworks
- Quantifying Occam
- Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
- Quantum Cheshire Cat

- Time Travel Simulated in the Lab
- BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
- Higgs the Destroyer
- Why is Nature Quantum?

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- Entangling Spacetime

- A Matter of Consciousness

- Sean Carroll Fluctuates on Floating Consciousnesses

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