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Quantum Transport in Noisy Systems and Biological Light-Harvesting Nanostructures


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Filippo Caruso

Silvia Viciani (CNR-INO), Marco Bellini (CNR-INO), Manuela Lima (CNR-INO), Chiara Corsi (Lens)

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In this research activity we investigate theoretically and experimentally the role of quantum effects in biology, especially in natural photosynthesis, by studying theoretical models of energy transport in quantum complex networks and testing them by means of designed experiments based on quantum optics, atomic physics, and also ultra-fast laser spectroscopy on natural and artificial light-harvesting complexes. This will allow us to have a deeper understanding of how Nature exploits quantum coherence and environmental noise to get very efficient and robust energy transfer, and to pave the way for the realization of a new generation of more powerful solar energy technologies based on quantum phenomena.