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Quantum Physics Meets Biology: a Case Study
Jarvis, PD (2012) Quantum Physics Meets Biology: a Case Study. In: Preserving the Humboldt Tradition of Scholarship in Australasia. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows (AAvHF), 30 September - 2 October 2011, Sydney, NSW. (In Press)
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Is there a role for fundamental quantum physics in biology or evolution? Quantum physics was invented about a century ago, but in recent years has been undergoing an epistemological exodus, with its ideas and methods expanding from physics into information and communication and associated technologies, but also, re-addressing fundamental questions of biology. This paper will give some background to explain these assertions, and will take up a particular case study showing how quantum mechanisms may be intimately involved in some key biological processes relating to molecular mechanisms of olfaction.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Publisher:||University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection|
|Date Deposited:||09 Feb 2012 23:29|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2012 06:51|
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