Life 2011, 1(1), 3-6; doi:10.3390/life1010003
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The Physics of Life and Quantum Complex Matter: A Case of Cross-Fertilization

Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, P. le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Received: 30 August 2011; Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 29 September 2011
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Abstract: Progress in the science of complexity, from the Big Bang to the coming of humankind, from chemistry and biology to geosciences and medicine, and from materials engineering to energy sciences, is leading to a shift of paradigm in the physical sciences. The focus is on the understanding of the non-equilibrium process in fine tuned systems. Quantum complex materials such as high temperature superconductors and living matter are both non-equilibrium and fine tuned systems. These topics have been subbjects of scientific discussion in the Rome Symposium on the “Quantum Physics of Living Matter”.
Keywords: complexity; criticality; life; photosynthesis; high temperature superconductivity; Fano shape resonance

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Poccia, N.; Bianconi, A. The Physics of Life and Quantum Complex Matter: A Case of Cross-Fertilization. Life 2011, 1, 3-6.

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