Summer of Quantum Talk 3 - Prof. Clarice Aiello (UCLA)
Do quantum effects play a role in biological processes?
It is time for the 3rd talk in the talk series Summer of Quantum. This week, Prof. Clarice Aiello of UCLA will present to us about her research in quantum biology. You will learn about how quantum mechanics play a role in biological processes such as magnetic field detection for animal navigation, metabolic regulation and many more. Migratory birds, for example, use their nuclei spin to interact with earth’s magnetic field for the purpose of navigation. It is suspected that quantum effects are present in these sort of biological processes.
As you might also know, spin systems are strong candidates for quantum computing architectures, and scientists and engineers around the world are looking to harness some of their appealing features to build a robust quantum computer. In Prof. Clarice’s own words: “Can spin physics be established – or refuted! – to account for physiologically relevant biosensing, and be manipulated to technological and therapeutic advantage? This is the broad, exciting question that the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab wishes to address.“ We will learn about answers to this question and others upcoming Thursday (05.08.2021) at 8.45 PM (Nepali time) or 11 AM ET.
We thank Prof. Clarice Aiello very much for her time, and look forward to listen to her presentation at OneQuantum Nepal. Please click on the link below to enter the event: