Quantum Aspects of Life

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Quantum Aspects of Life
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AuthorDerek Abbott, Paul C. W. Davies, Arun K. Pati (Eds.)
With foreword by Sir Roger Penrose
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SubjectPhysics and biophysics
GenreNon-fiction; science text
PublisherImperial College Press
Publication date
2008
Media typePrint
Pages581 pp.
ISBN978-1848162532

Quantum Aspects of Life is a 2008 science text, with a foreword by Roger Penrose, which explores the open question of the role of quantum mechanics at molecular scales of relevance to biology. The book adopts a debate-like style and contains chapters written by various world-experts; giving rise to a mix of both sceptical and sympathetic viewpoints. The book addresses questions of quantum physics, biophysics, nanoscience, quantum chemistry, mathematical biology, complexity theory, and philosophy that are inspired by the 1944 seminal book What Is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger.

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Section 1: Emergence and Complexity

Section 2: Quantum Mechanisms in Biology

Section 3: The Biological Evidence

Section 4: Artificial Quantum Life

Section 5: The Debate

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