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Quantum Physics Meets Biology: a Case Study


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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)
Authors/Creators:Jarvis, PD
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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