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Quantum Effects in Biology

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Graham R. Fleming, Gregory D. Scholes, Alireza Shabani, Masoud Mohseni, Seogjoo Jang, Akihito Ishizaki, Martin Plenio, Patrick Rebentrost, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Jianshu Cao, Seth Lloyd, Robert Silbey, Hoda Hossein-Nejad, Tomáš Mančal, Ioan Kosztin, Klaus Schulten, Gregory S. Engel, Susana F. Huelga, Elisabet Romero, Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin, Rienk van Grondelle, Spiros S. Skourtis, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Thorsten Ritz, Peter J. Hore, Shigehiko Hayashi, A. M. Stoneham, L. Turin, J. C. Brookes, A. P. Horsfield, Hans J. Briegel, Sandu Popescu, Mohan Sarovar, Dörthe M. Eisele, K. Birgitta Whaley, Leonas Valkunas, Darius Abramavicius
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107010802

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  • Quantum mechanics provides the most accurate microscopic description of the world around us, yet the interface between quantum mechanics and biology is only now being explored. This book uses a combination of experiment and theory to examine areas of biology believed to be strongly influenced by manifestly quantum phenomena. Covering subjects ranging from coherent energy transfer in photosynthetic light harvesting to spin coherence in the avian compass and the problem of molecular recognition in olfaction, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, biology and chemistry seeking to understand the applications of quantum mechanics to biology.

    • Uses a data-driven style that emphasizes both the theory of quantum biology and the experimental evidence for such effects
    • Summarizes the emerging field of quantum biology, providing readers with a broad overview of the field from experts in the respective areas
    • Unifies ideas from photosynthesis, avian navigation, and olfaction and ties them together with a quantum mechanical description
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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107010802
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 69 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Quantum biology: introduction Graham R. Fleming and Gregory D. Scholes
    2. Open quantum system approaches to biological systems Alireza Shabani, Masoud Mohseni, Seogjoo Jang, Akihito Ishizaki, Martin Plenio, Patrick Rebentrost, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Jianshu Cao, Seth Lloyd and Robert Silbey
    3. Generalized Förster resonance energy transfer Seogjoo Jang, Hoda Hossein-Nejad and Gregory D. Scholes
    4. Multidimensional electronic spectroscopy Tomáš Mančal
    Part II. Quantum Effects in Bacterial Photosynthetic Energy Transfer:
    5. Structure, function, and quantum dynamics of pigment protein complexes Ioan Kosztin and Klaus Schulten
    6. Direct observation of quantum coherence Gregory S. Engel
    7. Environment-assisted quantum transport Masoud Mohseni, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Patrick Rebentrost, Alireza Shabani, Seth Lloyd, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio
    Part III. Quantum Effects in Higher Organisms and Applications:
    8. Excitation energy transfer in higher plants Elisabet Romero, Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin and Rienk van Grondelle
    9. Electron transfer in proteins Spiros S. Skourtis
    10. A chemical compass for bird navigation Ilia A. Solov'yov, Thorsten Ritz, Klaus Schulten and Peter J. Hore
    11. Quantum biology of retinal Klaus Schulten and Shigehiko Hayashi
    12. Quantum vibrational effects on sense of smell A. M. Stoneham, L. Turin, J. C. Brookes and A. P. Horsfield
    13. A perspective on possible manifestations of entanglement in biological systems Hans J. Briegel and Sandu Popescu
    14. Design and applications of bio-inspired quantum materials Mohan Sarovar, Dörthe M. Eisele and K. Birgitta Whaley
    15. Coherent excitons in carbon nanotubes Leonas Valkunas and Darius Abramavicius
    Glossary
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Masoud Mohseni, Google
    Masoud Mohseni is a Senior Research Scientist at Google, where he develops novel machine learning algorithms that fundamentally rely on quantum dynamics. He has made significant contributions to quantum transport, quantum measurement and open quantum systems approaches to biology.

    Yasser Omar, Instituto de Telecomunicações
    Yasser Omar is Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon and leads the Physics of Information Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações. His research is centered on quantum information theory, quantum transport, and their interface with biology.

    Gregory S. Engel, University of Chicago
    Gregory S. Engel is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago. His group is working on creating synthetic mimics of biological systems.

    Martin B. Plenio, Universität Ulm, Germany
    Martin B. Plenio is Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ulm University. His main contributions are in the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, and the development of the theory of quantum effects in biology.

    Contributors

    Graham R. Fleming, Gregory D. Scholes, Alireza Shabani, Masoud Mohseni, Seogjoo Jang, Akihito Ishizaki, Martin Plenio, Patrick Rebentrost, Alàn Aspuru-Guzik, Jianshu Cao, Seth Lloyd, Robert Silbey, Hoda Hossein-Nejad, Tomáš Mančal, Ioan Kosztin, Klaus Schulten, Gregory S. Engel, Susana F. Huelga, Elisabet Romero, Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin, Rienk van Grondelle, Spiros S. Skourtis, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Thorsten Ritz, Peter J. Hore, Shigehiko Hayashi, A. M. Stoneham, L. Turin, J. C. Brookes, A. P. Horsfield, Hans J. Briegel, Sandu Popescu, Mohan Sarovar, Dörthe M. Eisele, K. Birgitta Whaley, Leonas Valkunas, Darius Abramavicius

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