Google Workshop on Quantum Biology

Here is some information about a workshop being hosted by Google next week. The event is officially full and is by invite only, but if any QC folks would like to come out I have the power to invite you!!! … drop me an email if you’re interested.

Google Workshop on Quantum Biology

Surprisingly robust quantum effects have been observed in warm biological systems. At the same time quantum information technology has moved closer to physical realization. This one day workshop will examine the significance of mesoscopic quantum coherence, tunneling and entanglement in biomolecular membranes, proteins, DNA and cytoskeleton, with particular attention to recently discovered megahertz ballistic conductance in microtubules.

Potential utilization of biomolecular quantum information in regulation of cellular activities will be addressed, along with implications for disease and therapy as well as the future development of quantum computation and artificial intelligence.

List of Speakers

Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Nano Characterisation Center, National Institute of Material Science, Tsukuba

Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson

Masoud Mohseni, Center for Excitonics, MIT

Hartmut Neven, Visual Search, Google

Ji Pokorn, Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Elisabeth Rieper, CQT, National University of Singapore

Mohan Sarovar, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Jack Tuszynski, Department of Physics, University of Alberta

Luca Turin, Center for Biomedical Engineering, MIT

When: Friday, October 22, 2010
9:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Google Campus
1600  Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Attendance: The workshop is open to all Google employees as well as guests invited by the speakers.

Here is the link to the Google site.

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