Seminar: Quantum Biophysics

Thursday 10:15-11:45, Building E2 6, Seminar room E.11
Start: 14.04.2011

Lectures:

19.05.2011, Philipp Zimmer: Magnetoreception and -taxis: How bacteria and birds sense the earth’s magnetic field and use it for orientation

26.05.2011, Marc Neef: Foerster-Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and the FMO light-harvesting complex

09.06.2011, Karsten Kruse: Neuroscience: from action potentials and synapses to consciousness

16.06.2011, Christian Arenz: “The Born-Markov master equation”

16.06.2011, Endre Kajari: “The Caldeira-Leggett model”

30.06.2011, Cecilia Cormick: “An introduction to Entanglement”

Literature (to be completed)

Neroscience: from action potentials and synapses to consciousness

  1. S. Hameroff and R. Penrose, “Orchestrated reduction of quantum coherence in brain microtubules: A model for consciousness”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 40, 453 (1996).
  2. A. J. Bell. “Levels and loops: the future of artifical intelligence and neroscience”, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 354, 2013 (1999).

Magnetoreception and -taxis: How bacteria and birds sense the earth’s magnetic field and use it for orientation

  1. Quantum Control and Entanglement in a Chemical Compass Jianming Cai, Gian Giacomo Guerreschi, and Hans J. Briegel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 220502 (2010)
  2. Sustained Quantum Coherence and Entanglement in the Avian Compass Erik M. Gauger, Elisabeth Rieper, John J. L. Morton, Simon C. Benjamin, and Vlatko Vedral Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 040503 (2011)

Neuroscience: from action potentials and synapses to consciousness