9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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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
Session: Biophysics
Track: Track F - Applied Physics

Abstract

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.

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  • Prof. Francesco PETRUCCIONE South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication, School of Chemistry and Physics - Quantum Research Group,University of KwaZulu-Natal - Westville Campus
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