Search FQXi



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.
RECENT FORUM POSTS

Anonymous: "As I have said before, the big bang theory is bunk. I have proponed the..." in Is the Past Infinite?

Pentcho Valev: ""The work demonstrates that, after passing the light beam through a mask,..." in Faster than Light

Patrick Picklesimer: "The answer is a Dark Matter Matrix. Gravity is, in fact, a myth. The..." in The Myth of Gravity

James Putnam: "Dear dieu tat le, Welcome to FQXi.org. I repeat your questions that went..." in Alternative Models of...

Pentcho Valev: ""The speed of light is a limit, not a constant - that's what researchers in..." in Faster than Light

Christopher Inman: "I thought it had been decided that the relationship between was set at the..." in Searching for the...

Nicholas Hosein: "A sciforums member wrote: when systems join to cross into/over...." in Six Degrees to the...

Nicholas Hosein: "Reality is reversed in time symmetry." in Six Degrees to the...


RECENT ARTICLES
click titles to read articles

Searching for the Impossible
A quest to discover which computational tasks can never be resolved.

Six Degrees to the Emergence of Reality
Physicists are racing to complete a new model of "quantum complex networks" that tackles the physical nature of time and paradoxical features of emergence of classical reality from the quantum world

Quantum in Context
An untapped resource could provide the magic needed for quantum computation—and perhaps even open the door to time travel.

Spot the Difference to Reveal Exotic Particles
Questioning the symmetrization postulate of quantum mechanics and the notion that electrons are indistinguishable could reveal whether hypothetical new particles exist.

Life's Quantum Crystal Ball
Does the ability to predict the future—perhaps with quantum help—define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?


 
Complete Podcast
 
The FQXi August 20, 2013 Podcast features:
  • Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?
  • Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek
  • Neutrinos Shift Personality
  • Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle
  • Plants Do Math!
INFO: MP3 file / 47 minutes / 45 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
DISCUSS in the FQXi Community Forum
Individual Stories
Experimental Proof for Parallel Universes?
Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek muses on "Multiversality" -- discussing lab experiments for quantum parallel realities, why Many Worlds do not violate energy conservation, the cosmological multiverse, the dangers of the anthropic principle and testable predictions from axion cosmology. With Zeeya, Brendan & Puffy the cat.
INFO: MP3 file / 17 minutes / 16 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
Multiversality -- Full Interview with Frank Wilczek
Extended interview with Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek discussing lab experiments for quantum parallel realities, why Many Worlds do not violate energy conservation, the cosmological multiverse, the dangers of the anthropic principle and testable predictions from axion cosmology.
INFO: MP3 file / 19 minutes / 18 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
Neutrinos Shift Personality
Particle physicist Ben Still talks about two recent neutrino experiments -- and what they mean for the antimatter mystery of the universe.
INFO: MP3 file / 13 minutes / 13 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
Certainty About the Uncertainty Principle
Physicist Reinhard Werner describes his team's controversial first proof of the Uncertainty Principle -- as formulated by Heisenberg.
INFO: MP3 file / 9 minutes / 9 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
Plants Do Math!
Biologist Martin Howard describes how plants do arithmetic division to regulate food reserves at night, to reporter Carinne Piekema.
INFO: MP3 file / 8 minutes / 7 MB
DOWNLOAD (right-click Windows, control-click Mac)
LISTEN:
 

PODCAST ARCHIVE

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
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
 
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.