Hannover 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
SYDC 2.4: Hauptvortrag
Dienstag, 9. März 2010, 18:00–18:30, E 415
Quantum coherence and decoherence in biological systems — •Martin Plenio — Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Ulm, Ulm, Germany — QOLS, Blackett Lab, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BW, UK
Quantum dynamics is often subjected to uncontrollable interactions with the environment. These are generally assumed to have a detrimental effect but this is not always the cased. In this talk I will discuss the dynamics of dissipative and noisy quantum networks and will show how noise, both dephasing type and dissipative noise may actually improve the transport performance of the network. I will use the example of the FMO complex to elucidate the principles that govern the dynamics of such networks and use them to explain specific features of this dynamics.