The Resource Quantum aspects of life, editor, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati, editors

Quantum aspects of life, editor, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati, editors

Label
Quantum aspects of life
Title
Quantum aspects of life
Statement of responsibility
editor, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 these several disciplines. The living cell is an information replicating and processing system that is replete with naturally-evolved nanomachines, which at some level require a quantum mechanical description. As quantum engineering and nanotechnology meet, increasing use will be made of biological structures, or hybrids of biological and fabricated systems, for producing novel devices for information storage and processing and other tasks. An understanding of these systems at a quantum mechanical level will be indispensable
Cataloging source
M6U
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
LC item number
Q1 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Quantum aspects of life, editor, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn696629755
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848162556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32106634
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696629755
  • pebcs1848162553

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