IoP Seminar: Prof. Martin Plenio

Last updated May 30, 2017 by Andrew Brown

Prof Martin Plenio from Universty of Ulm will give the IoP seminar on “Vibrations, Quanta and Biology”, 11 February 2915, 4pm. Here’s the abstract:
The exploration of quantum effects in biology is an emerging field of research that concerns itself with the experimental and theoretical exploration of quantum phenomena in biological systems. In this lecture I aim to bring out design principles that nature may be exploiting to make use of quantum effects and I will develop in particular one underlying theme – the dynamics of quantum dynamical networks in the presence of an environment and the fruitful interplay that the two may enter. I will aim to demonstrate that this interplay has a wider relevance for biology.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.