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Quantum aspects of life

Author: Derek Abbott; Paul C W Davies; Arun K Pati; World Scientific.
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, ©2008.
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This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems, has been coined to describe the synergetic interface of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Quantum aspects of life.
London : Imperial College Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008029345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Abbott; Paul C W Davies; Arun K Pati; World Scientific.
ISBN: 9781848162556 1848162553
OCLC Number: 696629755
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 442 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Emergence and complexity. A quantum origin of life? / Paul C.W. Davies. 2. Quantum mechanics and emergence / Seth Lloyd --
pt. 2. Quantum mechanisms in biology. 3. Quantum coherence and the search for the first replicator / Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden. 4. Ultrafast quantum dynamics in photosynthesis / Alexandra Olaya Castro [and others]. 5. Modelling quantum decoherence in biomolecules / Jacques Bothma, Joel Gilmore, and Ross H. McKenzie --
pt. 3. The biological evidence. 6. Molecular evolution : a role for quantum mechanics in the dynamics of molecular machines that read and write DNA / Anita Goel. 7. Memory depends on the cytoskeleton, but is it quantum? / Andreas Mershin and Dimitri V. Nanopoulos. 8. Quantum metabolism and allometric scaling relations in biology / Lloyd Demetrius. 9. Spectroscopy of the genetic code / Jim D. Bashford and Peter D. Jarvis. 10. Towards understanding the origin of genetic languages / Apoorva D. Patel --
pt. 4. Artificial quantum life. 11. Can arbitrary quantum systems undergo self-replication? / Arun K. Pati and Samuel L. Braunstein. 12. A semi-quantum version of the game of life / Adrian P. Flitney and Derek Abbott. 13. Evolutionary stability in quantum games / Azhar Iqbal and Taksu Cheon. 14. Quantum transmemetic intelligence / Edward W. Piotrowski and Jan Stadkowski --
pt. 5. The debate. 15. Dreams versus reality : plenary debate session on quantum computing. 16. Plenary debate: quantum effects in biology : trivial or not? 17. Nontrivial quantum effects in biology: a skeptical physicists' view / Howard Wiseman and Jens Eisert. 18. That's life! --
the geometry of [pi] electron clouds / Stuart Hameroff.
Responsibility: editor, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati, editors.

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