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How Quantum Effects Influence the Building Blocks of Life

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Photonic technologies are probing the link between quantum mechanics and biological processes ranging from avian navigation to photosynthesis to consciousness itself.

FAROOQ AHMED, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

In Erwin Schrödinger’s 1944 book, What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the fathers of quantum mechanics speculates on a quantum theory of biology. It is one of the earliest attempts to reconcile how, as Schrödinger puts it, “living matter, while not eluding the laws of physics as established up to date, is likely to involve ‘other laws of physics’ hitherto unknown”1. It has taken nearly eight decades and the invention of the tabletop laser and advanced spectroscopic techniques to...Read full article

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