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2019

  Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Quantum weirdness and biology

Time: 10.30 AM - 12.00 PM

Venue: Exploration Theatrette, Level 4 (30 Biopolis Street, Matrix)

Speaker: Dr. Tomasz Paterek, Assistant Professor, Division of Physics & Applied Physics, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Abstract


Abstract
Quantum biology aims at identifying whether organisms harness typically quantum features such as coherence or entanglement to gain a biological advantage. I will gradually introduce these quantum features and will discuss their (hypothetical) role in biological processes.

Examples include magnetic sense of various animals, radical-pair reactions or energy transfer in photosynthesis.


About The Speaker
Tomasz Paterek obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Gdansk in Poland.
After postdoctoral experience in Austria and Singapore, he is currently assistant professor at NTU’s School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. His interests lie on the border between quantum physics and other disciplines, including biology.


Host
Dr. Chandra Verma, Head of Research Division / Senior Principal Investigator