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Does quantum mechanics play a non-trivial role in the physics of life?

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19:00 – 20:00 10 Feb 2011
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Northumbria University - Ellison Building (A003), Newcastle, Tyneside

Speakers: Prof P Weightman (University of Liverpool)

This lecture will explore the contribution that physics can make to the
understanding of living things.
Physicists can play an important part in establishing the essential
characteristics of life as demonstrated by the influence that Schroedinger's book "What is Life?" (1944) has had on generations of physicists.
Thermodynamics leads us to expect increasing disorder but living organisms clearly generate more order. How much could quantum mechanics help explain this conundrum?
Prof. Weightman will make some speculations to illuminate how quantum mechanics may play a non-trivial role in the physics of life.
Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm
All Welcome

Event type: Event
Organised by: North East Branch
Contact details: Gareth Roberts
Email: gareth.roberts@ncl.ac.uk

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Northumbria University - Ellison Building (A003), Newcastle, Tyneside
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19:00 – 20:00 10 Feb 2011
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