Annual Physics Lecture
The Annual Physics Lecture was held on Friday, 20 October 2017
Speaker: Dr Alexandra Olaya Castro
Title: Bridging Quantum Science and Biology
Quantum Science has achieved a remarkable theoretical and experimental success. It allows us to predict, quantify and probe “quantumness” in a variety of atomic, solid state, and optical scenarios. Concomitantly, technological advances have enabled us to zoom into the biological world, down to the biomolecular scale to investigate the domain where quantum phenomena cannot be neglected. The dialog, at times full of scepticism, between these two areas has given strength to the field of quantum effects in biology. In this lecture I will discuss how this field is helping to draw a sophisticated picture of fundamental processes in biology such as photosynthesis. The insight promises to open avenues to transform life processes on Earth by understanding and modifying them at the quantum level.
video credit: Dishad Husain, imotion
Details of previous Annual Physics Lectures can be found on: www.ucl.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/alumni/annual-lectures
Annual Alumni Dinner
The Gala Dinner aims to bring together our alumni, students and staff for a celebration of what has fundamentally made this Department a success - you! The date and venue of our sixth annual Gala Dinner in 2018 is to be confirmed.
The Annual Review is sent out to Alumni on a yearly basis. It contains highlights of the previous year and is our way of keeping in touch with Alumni. Included in the review is an invitation to the Annual Alumni Dinner.
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See our Annual Review section to download previous annual reviews.
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