At a panel discussion at the World Science Festival June 1 in New York City, astrophysicist Paul Davies and quantum computing innovator Seth Lloyd, an SFI External Professor and Science Board member, discuss the growing field of quantum biology -- why it works, what it means, and how it might shape our future.

Watch the World Science Festival webcast (102 minutes)

Evidence is mounting that life has found a ways to harness quantum mechanics, and many scientists now believe quantum processes might underlie a wide range of biological processes, including photosynthesis, bird migration, the sense of smell, and possibly the origin of life.

Read about Seth Lloyd and quantum biology in this Santa Fe New Mexican article (April 24, 2011)

Read the LiveScience article (June 1, 2012)