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Sir Hermann Bondi lecture: life on the edge - the coming of age of quantum biology

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What is the link between the way plants make use of sunlight, the migration of the European robin, our sense of smell, and mutations in DNA ? Jim Al-Khalili believes the exciting new field of quantum biology may provide the answers. He is one of a growing number of scientists using quantum mechanics to describe the workings of the wet, warm biological world. This lecture is a heady mix of the weirdness of quantum mechanics and its still speculative applications in biology – all based on his forthcoming book out early next year. Presented by the Cambridge Humanist Group. The event is free but booking in advance is required.

See more at: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/sir-hermann-bondi-lecture-life-edge-coming-age-quantum-biology#sthash.

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