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(help) physician wants to focus on quantum biology

  1. Sep 1, 2014 #1
    Dear members of this forum.

    My name is Roberto, I am a medical doctor who wants to study and focus on quantum biology. I have this idea that the cure for a lot of diseases, specially cancer may be in the atomic level.

    I am very passionate about physicis and I would like to match the best of this two subjects, but I need help, because I don´t know where to start. Every pHD or master degree I look for, they ask backgrounds in chemistry, physics or alikes...

    What do you recommend? Any Ideas..
    Thank you everyone in advance.
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2014 #2

    bhobba

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    What's your math background?

    Assuming what I think a medical doctor would have I would suggest the following sequence:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Calculus-Self-Teaching-Guide-Edition/dp/0471827223
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Theoretical-Minimum-Start-Physics/dp/046502811X
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-The-Theoretical-Minimum/dp/0465036678

    Beyond that I would normally recommend Ballentine, it is, IMHO, THE book on QM, but in your case, for what you want, I am going to suggest one a bit below that graduate level textbook and suggest one by Zettili
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Applications-Nouredine-Zettili/dp/0470026790

    If you want to pursue it beyond that then Ballentine would be excellent:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-A-Modern-Development/dp/9810241054

    There doesn't seem to be too many QM Biology books - the following (soon to be released) is the best I could find:
    http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439839058

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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