NITheP Seminar: Lea Gassab (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)

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NITheP Seminar: Lea Gassab (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)

July 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

Influence of Earth’s magnetic field on human health: a quantum mechanism?

Lea Gassab (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)

Abstract: Birds use the earth’s magnetic field to navigate. The mechanism at the origin of this phenomenon is quantum and named radical pair mechanism. This reaction takes place in the crypto- chrome, a molecule which is also present in human’s retina. Several papers show correlation between human health problem and magnetic storm which consist on a disturbance about 100nT. My work consist in studying if these disturbances can affect the radical pair mechanism and so have an impact on human being.

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Date:
July 25, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

Venue

NITheP Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Physics
Westville Campus, UKZN
Durban, South Africa
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