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Quantum Physics Meets Biology: a Case Study

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Jarvis, PD, Quantum Physics Meets Biology: a Case Study, Preserving the Humboldt tradition of scholarship in Australia, Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, Trevor R Finlayson (ed), Melbourne, pp. 75-80. ISBN 9780958814928 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Quantum Physics
Research Field:Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Jarvis, PD (Dr Peter Jarvis)
ID Code:80490
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2012-11-01
Last Modified:2012-11-01
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