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
Jiracuteiacute PokornyacuteInstitute 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: Guests Sign in at the Lobby in Building 40
             Building 40
             MTV-40-2-Seville Tech Talk
             Google Campus
             1600  Amphitheatre Parkway
             Mountain View, CA 94043

VC Bridge: 3-309-6914

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

Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Julie Wiskirchen, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Stuart Hameroff and Vic Gundotra for supporting the organization of the workshop.






 

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