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Quantum Aspects Of Life

Author : Derek Abbott
ISBN : 9781908978738
Genre : Science
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This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems, has been coined to describe the synergetic interface of these several disciplines. The living cell is an information replicating and processing system that is replete with naturally-evolved nanomachines, which at some level require a quantum mechanical description. As quantum engineering and nanotechnology meet, increasing use will be made of biological structures, or hybrids of biological and fabricated systems, for producing novel devices for information storage and processing and other tasks. An understanding of these systems at a quantum mechanical level will be indispensable. Contents:Foreword (Sir R Penrose)Emergence and Complexity:A Quantum Origin of Life? (P C W Davies)Quantum Mechanics and Emergence (S Lloyd)Quantum Mechanisms in Biology:Quantum Coherence and the Search for the First Replicator (J Al-Khalili & J McFadden)Ultrafast Quantum Dynamics in Photosynthesis (A O Castro, F F Olsen, C F Lee & N F Johnson)Modelling Quantum Decoherence in Biomolecules (J Bothma, J Gilmore & R H McKenzie)The Biological Evidence:Molecular Evolution: A Role for Quantum Mechanics in the Dynamics of Molecular Machines that Read and Write DNA (A Goel)Memory Depends on the Cytoskeleton, but is it Quantum? (A Mershin & D V Nanopoulos)Quantum Metabolism and Allometric Scaling Relations in Biology (L Demetrius)Spectroscopy of the Genetic Code (J D Bashford & P D Jarvis)Towards Understanding the Origin of Genetic Languages (A D Patel)Artificial Quantum Life:Can Arbitrary Quantum Systems Undergo Self-Replication? (A K Pati & S L Braunstein)A Semi-Quantum Version of the Game of Life (A P Flitney & D Abbott)Evolutionary Stability in Quantum Games (A Iqbal & T Cheon)Quantum Transmemetic Intelligence (E W Piotrowski & J S≈adkowski)The Debate:Dreams versus Reality: Plenary Debate Session on Quantum Computing (For Panel: C M Caves, D Lidar, H Brandt, A R Hamilton, Against Panel: D K Ferry, J Gea-Banacloche, S M Bezrukov, L B Kish, Debate Chair: C R Doering, Transcript Editor: D Abbott)Plenary Debate: Quantum Effects in Biology: Trivial or Not? (For Panel: P C W Davies, S Hameroff, A Zeilinger, D Abbott, Against Panel: J Eisert, H M Wiseman, S M Bezrukov, H Frauenfelder, Debate Chair: J Gea-Banacloche, Transcript Editor: D Abbott)Nontrivial Quantum Effects in Biology: A Skeptical Physicist's View (H Wiseman & J Eisert)That's Life! — The Geometry of π Electron Clouds (S Hameroff) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in quantum physics, biophysics, nanosciences, quantum chemistry, mathematical biology and complexity theory, as well as philosophers of science. Keywords:Quantum Biology;Quantum Computation;Quantum Mechanics;Biophysics;Nanotechnology;Quantum Technology;Quantum Information Processing;Bio-Info-Nano-Systems (BINS);Emergence;Complexity;Complex Systems;Cellular Automata;Game Theory;Biomolecules;Photosynthesis;DNA;Genetic Code;DecoherenceKey Features:Is structured in a debate style, where contributors argue opposing positionsBrings together some of the finest minds and latest developments in the fieldIs entirely unique and there are no competing titles
Category: Science

Consciousness And Quantum Mechanics

Author : Michael B. Mensky
ISBN : 9789814291422
Genre : Science
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The phenomenon of consciousness includes mysterious aspects providing a basis for many spiritual doctrines (including religions) and psychological practices. These directions of human knowledge are usually considered to contradict the laws of science. However, quantum mechanics ? in a sense, the mysterious direction of science ? allows us to include the phenomena of consciousness and life as well as the relevant phenomena in the sphere of science.Wolfgang Pauli, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics, together with great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, guessed about the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness in the beginning of the twentieth century. However, only ?many-worlds? interpretation of quantum mechanics, proposed in 1957 by Hugh Everett III, gave the real basis for the systematic investigation of this relation.Roger Penrose, one of the apologists of the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness, claimed in his Last book ?The Road to Reality? that the Everett's interpretation may be estimated only after creating the theory of consciousness. Thereagainst, the author has proposed in 2000 and further elaborates in this book, the so-called Extended Everett's Concept, that allows one to derive the main features of consciousness and super-consciousness (intuition, or direct vision of truth) from quantum mechanics. This is exposed in this book in a form intelligible for a wide audience.
Category: Science

What Is Life

Author : Erwin Schrodinger
ISBN : 9781107604667
Genre : Philosophy
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"What Is Life?" is Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology. His essay, "Mind and Matter," investigates what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions. "Autobiographical Sketches" offers a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings.
Category: Philosophy

Quantum Mind And Social Science

Author : Alexander Wendt
ISBN : 9781107082540
Genre : Psychology
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A unique contribution to the understanding of social science, showing the implications of quantum physics for the nature of human society.
Category: Psychology

Prayer Quantum Physics And Hotel Mattresses

Author : Jim Berge
ISBN : 9780768488654
Genre : Religion
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God’s creation is so intimately intertwined that we cannot separate the visible from the invisible. The unseen—thoughts, emotions, and matters of the Spirit—has dramatic impact on the seen—the stuff we deal with every day. Prayer, Quantum Physics, and Hotel Mattresses strives to integrate the visible and invisible aspects of life: prayer, representing the spiritual and relational side of life; quantum physics, representing the fundamental and scientific aspects of ultimate reality and the physical world in which we live; and hotel mattresses, representing the everyday stuff and situations to which we apply our faith. You will learn: • Science and the Bible are not in competition—they are totally different but complementary, and they stand side by side as two of the most significant revelations of God. • God wants to be intimately involved in every aspect of our lives, not just our worship on Sunday mornings. • There is an intimately spiritual nature in your everyday life. • How to better understand the physical world and enter into a deeper intimacy with the Creator God.
Category: Religion

Radical Reality

Author : W. Robynne McWayne
ISBN : 1891969269
Genre : Consciousness
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Category: Consciousness

Black Holes And Galaxy Formation

Author : Adonis D. Wachter
ISBN : CHI:092683056
Genre : Science
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Galaxies are the basic unit of cosmology. The study of galaxy formation is concerned with the processes that formed a heterogeneous universe from a homogeneous beginning. The physics of galaxy formation is complicated because it deals with the dynamics of stars, thermodynamics of gas and energy production of stars. A black hole is a massive object whose gravitational field is so intense that it prevents any form of matter or radiation to escape. It is hypothesised that the most massive galaxies in the universe -- "elliptical galaxies" -- grow simultaneously with the supermassive black holes at their centres, giving us much stronger evidence that black holes control galaxy formation. This book reviews new evidence in the field.
Category: Science

15th Czech Polish Slovak Conference On Wave And Quantum Aspects Of Contemporary Optics

Author : Miroslav Miler
ISBN : UOM:39015069220955
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Quantum Age

Author : Brian Clegg
ISBN : 9781848316997
Genre : Science
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The stone age, the iron age, the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the quantum age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small. Quantum physics lies at the heart of every electronic device from smartphones to lasers; quantum superconductors allow levitating trains and MRI scanners, while superfast, ultra-secure quantum computers may soon be a reality. Yet quantum particles such as atoms, electrons and photons remain mysterious, acting totally unlike the objects we experience directly. With his trademark clarity and enthusiasm, acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg reveals the amazing world of the quantum that lies all around us.
Category: Science

Quantum Consciousness

Author : Peter Smith
ISBN : 9780738755656
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Increase Your Conscious Awareness and Discover Alternate Realities Using Quantum Physics Deepen your understanding of quantum physics and expanded states of awareness with Quantum Consciousness, an enlightening guide that helps you pull science and spirituality closer together. This fascinating book invites you to tour alternate realities, parallel lives, interdimensional consciousness, the eternal state, and even the very fabric of the universe. Specially emphasized are four aspects of quantum consciousness: the creator effect, intanglement, everywhereness, and holographic healing. You'll also find a detailed exploration of the various realms of consciousness, including stored consciousness, alternate consciousness, parallel consciousness, and interdimensional consciousness. Peter Smith, former president of the Newton Institute, guides you on a journey of life-changing discoveries, encouraging you to tap into the human form's amazing potential. With Quantum Consciousness, you can move past your current mindset's limitations and awaken to a greater purpose for yourself and for all humanity. Praise: "Smith's book heralds this time as an era of awakening for humanity...He paints a dizzyingly beautiful picture of what the world might look like once it has evolved to its full potential."—ForeWord Reviews
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Astrology A Science Of The Quantum World

Author : Vikram Divakar, Soundar Divakar
ISBN : 9781637453995
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book attempts to highlight the scientific aspects and implications of Astrology. An attempt has been made by the authors to explore certain fascinating scientific probabilities to explain Astrology. This journey explores Quantum Mechanical aspects of Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Gravity and the, General and Special Theory of Relativity of Einstein in relation to Space-Time distortion and the Time-Lag of planetary influence, String-Super-String-Brane-M Theories, Dark Energy and lensing effects of planets, as possible routes to understanding the influence of planets on the genetic materials of human beings. This book, further highlights the role of two other important factors –, namely, genetic make-up of the individual and the environment in which the individual grows –, in super-imposing the effect of planets at birth for making an accurate prediction. The unique placement of the moon in terms of its probable ‘lensing effect’ is highlighted. Astrological criteria to promote and sustain life on exo-planets, is also explained in a chapter. The final chapter deals with irrational practices and mis-concepts existing in astrological practices and the dire need to get rid of such practices to enhance the acceptability and credibility of Astrology.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Quantum Theory And Free Will

Author : Henry P. Stapp
ISBN : 9783319583013
Genre : Psychology
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This book explains, in simple but accurate terms, how orthodox quantum mechanics works. The author, a distinguished theoretical physicist, shows how this theory, realistically interpreted, assigns an important role to our conscious free choices. Stapp claims that mainstream biology and neuroscience, despite nearly a century of quantum physics, still stick essentially to failed classical precepts in which mental intentions have no effect upon our bodily actions. He shows how quantum mechanics provides a rational basis for a better understanding of this connection, even allowing an explanation of certain phenomena currently held to be “paranormal”. These ideas have major implications for our understanding of ourselves and our mental processes, and thus also for the meaningfulness of our lives.
Category: Psychology

Elements

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009513953
Genre : Electronic journals
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Quantum Anthropologies

Author : Vicki Kirby
ISBN : 9780822350736
Genre : Social Science
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In Quantum Anthropologies, the renowned feminist theorist Vicki Kirby contends that some of the most provocative aspects of deconstruction have yet to be explored. Deconstruction’s implications have been curtailed by the assumption that issues of textuality and representation are specific to the domain of culture. Revisiting Derrida’s claim that there is “no outside of text,” Kirby argues that theories of cultural construction developed since the linguistic turn have inadvertently reproduced the very binaries they intended to question, such as those between nature and culture, matter and ideation, and fact and value. Through new readings of Derrida, Husserl, Saussure, Butler, Irigaray, and Merleau-Ponty, Kirby exposes the limitations of theories that regard culture as a second-order system that cannot access—much less be—nature, body, and materiality. She suggests ways of reconceiving language and culture to enable a more materially implicated outcome, one that keeps alive the more counterintuitive and challenging aspects of poststructural criticism. By demonstrating how fields, including cybernetics, biology, forensics, mathematics, and physics, can be conceptualized in deconstructive terms, Kirby fundamentally rethinks deconstruction and its relevance to nature, embodiment, materialism, and science.
Category: Social Science

The Body Quantum

Author : Fred Alan Wolf
ISBN : UOM:39015011207209
Genre : Fiction
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Argues that quantum as well as classical physics is necessary to explain the human body, and discusses the human skeleton, nutrition, protein structure, DNA, reproduction, the senses, respiration, the mind, and death
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Exploring Quantum Mechanics

Author : Viktor Mikhaĭlovich Galit︠s︡kiĭ
ISBN : 9780199232727
Genre : Science
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It is notoriously difficult to come up with a new quantum-mechanical problem that would be solvable with a pencil and paper within a finite amount of time and that would provide a useful insight into the fascinating world of quantum physics. Any person who has taught quantum mechanics is certainly aware that there is a lack of such solvable problems in quantum mechanics. In fact, it is exactly this deficit of illuminating examples and practical exercises that make learning and teaching quantum physics so complicated. It is very difficult to understand fundamentally new concepts without real-life examples. Despite this difficulty, this book remarkably presents some 700+ problems in quantum mechanics together with solutions. They are largely new to the English-speaking audience. The problems have been collected over about 60 years, first by the lead author, the late Prof. Victor Galitski, Sr. Over the years, new problems were added and the material polished by Prof. Karnakov.Finally, the translator Prof. Victor Galitski, Jr, has edited the material for the modern English-speaking audience and extended it with new problems particularly relevant to modern science.
Category: Science