Quantum Life


Lloyd, S. (2010). Quantum Life. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/10110077


Lloyd, Seth. Quantum Life. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 03, 2010, https://pirsa.org/10110077


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            author = {Lloyd, Seth},
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            language = {en},
            title = {Quantum Life},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2010},
            month = {nov},
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Seth Lloyd Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory (xQIT)


Recent experimental evidence suggests that living organisms are using quantum mechanics in a sophisticated fashion to enhance the efficiency of photosynthesis. Bacteria are essentially performing a quantum computation to extract energy from light. I will show how plants and bacteria perform quantum information processing, and will discuss how living creatures engage in all sorts of quantum hanky-panky in their efforts to survive and reproduce.