Quantum biology Definition and 6 Discussions

Quantum biology is the study of applications of quantum mechanics and theoretical chemistry to biological objects and problems. Many biological processes involve the conversion of energy into forms that are usable for chemical transformations, and are quantum mechanical in nature. Such processes involve chemical reactions, light absorption, formation of excited electronic states, transfer of excitation energy, and the transfer of electrons and protons (hydrogen ions) in chemical processes, such as photosynthesis, olfaction and cellular respiration.Quantum biology may use computations to model biological interactions in light of quantum mechanical effects. Quantum biology is concerned with the influence of non-trivial quantum phenomena, which can be explained by reducing the
biological process to fundamental physics, although these effects are difficult to study and can be speculative.

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    A The exciton dynamics in the FMO complex

    I want to study the coherence transfer of the excitation in the FMO complex, so I have to solve the Lindblad master equation. Can I treat my system as a two level system?
  2. Auto-Didact

    Quantum Entangled Living Bacteria

    "Schrödinger's Bacterium" Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone I can't believe I'm only seeing this article now. Achieving quantum mechanical effects with large systems, especially complicated ones such as bacteria - let alone one in vivo - has been a longstanding goal in experimental QM. To...
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    Studying Quantum Engineering

    Hello. I am a new member of this forum. My name's Patrick and I'm 1st year Wrocław University of Science and Technology student. I decided to study, as in title, quantuum engineering, because I think, saying succinctly, everything in the future will be based on quantuum technology - AIs, nanobot...
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    Consciousness recreation

    If I am my brain and my brain makes me consciouss, then if i die and supposedly someone will make the EXACT copy of me with my brain, then logically the copy should be ME and i should be consciouss again. What do you think?
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    Do we need quantum mechanics to explain biological stuff?

    While I have to admit the question in its summarized version seems to be not very well defined (and naive, of an easy answer), so that I desire to at least make it sound less stupid. Or at least I hope. After reading all of this it might sound even worse though (no promises). I like reading...
  6. Biscuit

    Chemistry Nanotechnology careers with biology and chemistry?

    Ok this is my first time posting but my questions about my future are tearing me apart. I am only a sophomore in high school but I am very interested/study physics and intend on perusing my phd. I find nano technology very Interesting and one of the most influential studies that interests me...