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Title Quantum aspects of life / editors, Derek Abbott, Paul C.W. Davies, Arun K. Pati ; foreword by Roger Penrose.
Imprint London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ ; London : Distributed by World Scientific, c2008.

Subject Quantum biochemistry.
Quantum Theory.
Evolution, Molecular.
Alt Name Abbott, Derek, 1960-
Davies, P. C. W.
Pati, Arun K.
Description xxvi, 442 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A quantum origin of life? / Paul C.W. Davies -- Quantum mechanics and emergence / Seth Lloyd -- Quantum coherence and the search for the first replicator / Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden -- Ultrafast quantum dynamics in photosynthesis / Alexandra Olaya Castro ... [et al.] -- Modelling quantum decoherence in biomolecules / Jacques Bothma, Joel Gilmore, and Ross H. McKenzie -- Molecular evolution : a role for quantum mechanics in the dynamics of molecular machines that read and write DNA / Anita Goel -- Memory depends on the cytoskeleton, but is it quantum? / Andreas Mershin and Dimitri V. Nanopoulos -- Quantum metabolism and allometric scaling relations in biology / Lloyd Demetrius -- Spectroscopy of the genetic code / Jim D. Bashford and Peter D. Jarvis -- Towards understanding the origin of genetic languages / Apoorva D. Patel -- Can arbitrary quantum systems undergo self-replication? / Arun K. Pati and Samuel L. Braunstein -- A semi-quantum version of the game of life / Adrian P. Flitney and Derek Abbott -- Evolutionary stability in quantum games / Azhar Iqbal and Taksu Cheon -- Quantum transmemetic intelligence / Edward W. Piotrowski and Jan Sladkowski -- Dreams versus reality : plenary debate session on quantum computing -- Plenary debate: quantum effects in biology : trivial or not? -- Nontrivial quantum effects in biology : a skeptical physicists' view / Howard Wiseman and Jens Eisert -- That's life! : the geometry of pi electron clouds / Stuart Hameroff.
ISBN 9781848162532 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1848162537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781848162679 (paperback : alk. paper)
1848162677 (paperback : alk. paper)
OCLC # 233678579
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Emergence and Complexity1
1A Quantum Origin of Life? / Paul C. W. Davies3
2Quantum Mechanics and Emergence / Seth Lloyd19
Pt. 2Quantum Mechanisms in Biology31
3Quantum Coherence and the Search for the First Replicator / Jim Al-Khalili, Johnjoe McFadden33
4Ultrafast Quantum Dynamics in Photosynthesis / Alexandra Olaya Castro, Francesca Fassioli Olsen, Chin Fau Lee, Neil F. Johnson51
5Modeling Quantum Decoherence in Biomolecules / Jacques Bothuna, Joel Gilmore, Ross H. McKenzie71
Pt. 3The Biological Evidence95
6Molecular Evolution: A Role for Quantum Mechanics in the Dynamics of Molecular Machines that Read and Write DNA / Anita Goel97
7Memory Depends on the Cytoskeleton, but is it Quantum? / Andreas Mershin, Dimitri V. Nanopoulos109
8Quantum Metabolism and Allometric Scaling Relations in Biology / Lloyd Demetrius127
9Spectroscopy of the Genetic Code / Jim D. Bushford, Peter D. Jarvis147
10Towards Understanding the Origin of Genetic Languages / Apoorea D. Patel187
Pt. 4Artificial Quantum Life221
11Can Arbitrary Quantum Systems Undergo Self-replication? / Arun K. Pati, Samuel L. Braunstein223
12A Semi-quantum Version of the Game of Life / Adrian P. Flitney, Derek Abbott233
Pt. 5The Debate311
15Dreams versus Reality: Plenary Debate Session on Quantum Computing313
16Plenary Debate: Quantum Effects in Biology: Trivial or Not?349
17Nontrivial Quantum Effects in Biology: A Skeptical Physicists' View / Howard Wiseman, Jens Eisert381
18That's Life! - The Geometry of [pi] Electron Clouds / Stuart Hameroff403