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From nanotech to living sensors: unraveling the spin physics of biosensing at the nanoscale

Clarice D Aiello (UCLA)

Substantial in vitro and physiological experimental results suggest that similar coherent spin physics might underlie phenomena as varied as the biosensing of magnetic fields in animal navigation and the magnetosensitivity of metabolic reactions related to oxidative stress in cells. If this is correct, organisms might behave, for a short time, as “living quantum sensors” and might be studied and controlled using quantum sensing techniques developed for technological sensors. I will outline our approach towards performing coherent quantum measurements and control on proteins, cells and organisms in order to understand how they interact with their environment, and how physiology is regulated by such interactions. Can coherent spin physics be established – or refuted! – to account for physiologically relevant biosensing phenomena, and be manipulated to technological and therapeutic advantage?

 

Date

Jan 11 2023

Time

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
C520 Physics and Astronomy Building

Location

C520 Physics and Astronomy Building
UW, 15th and Pacific, Seattle
Website
https://phys.washington.edu/
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