9-13 July 2012
Quantum effects in biological systems: An introduction
Presented by Prof. Francesco PETRUCCIONE on 12 Jul 2012 from 16:00 to 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track F - Applied Physics
Recently, non-trivial quantum phenomena have been observed in biological systems. Notably, long-lived coherences in photosynthetic complexes have been reported. The aim of the talk is to briefly review some of these effects and to show how quantum mechanics, and in particular the theory of open quantum systems, can be applied to the description of quantum effects in biological systems.