Quantum biology: an introduction

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 28 January

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Artist's impression of quantum physics

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Event description

In the first of three guest-curated events on Quantum Biology, Jim Al-Khalili invites Philip Ball to introduce how the mysteries of quantum theory might manifest themselves at the biological level. He will explain how the baffling yet powerful theory of the subatomic world might play an important role in biological processes.

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About the speaker

Philip Ball is a science writer, writing regularly for Nature and having contributed to publications ranging from New Scientist to the New York Times.

He is the author of many popular books on science, including works on the nature of water, pattern formation in the natural world, colour in art, and the cognition of music.

He has also broadcast on many occasions on radio and TV.

More on quantum biology

This is the first of a three-part series curated by Jim Al-Khalili. The others are:

Tuesday 24 February: Quantum biology:Does life depend on quantum mechanics? 

Tuesday 17 March: Quantum biology: A revolution in science


This event will be filmed and availble to watch on the Ri Channel a few weeks after it has finished.

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