"Green Sulfur Bacteria: Nature's Photon Junkie""Green Sulfur Bacteria: Nature's Photon Junkie"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/216282KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-10-03T16:30:002012-10-03T18:00:00
October 3, 4:30PM–6:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
A talk by Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Associate Professor, Harvard University
The Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Environmental Sciences in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program present a talk by Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Associate Professor, Harvard University.
Green sulfur bacteria lives in the bottom of the ocean, receiving ten million times less sunlight tan a cactus in the desert. This remarkable organism has antenna complexes for light harvesting made of more tan 250,000 bacteriochlorophyll molecules. In this talk, I will describe our efforts for understanding how this organism harvests light from a quantum mechanical and atomistic perspective.
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