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August 2014. Core insights from quantum physics have been fertilising other disciplines in recent times. Systems biology, neuroscience, and bioinformatics are two prominent examples. Alain Aspect, Professor of Physics at Institut d’Optique and Balzan Prize winner explains one of the core concepts of quantum optics, warns of pitfalls in experimental translation, and describes felicity conditions of pluridisciplinary dialogue. Includes a comment on co-Balzan prize winner sociologist Manuel Castells author of The Information Age. Economy, Society and Culture.




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