OK, this (like a few other things on this blog) is courtesy of The Pontiff
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.
Well, as my friends all know, I’m very good a beating dead horses. So, continuing my on-again-off-again rant about why people entering medicine should know some physics, here is a recent article from BiologyNews.net about a recent discovery in the burgeoning field of quantum biology. Note that the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health was one of the partner institutions on this project. Thus physics has proven important enough to medicine to extend beyond pure academia and has received some attention from public health researchers.
Now this is cool. I’ll be testing the pedagogical usefulness this spring in my QM class and potentially my General Physics class as well (we do a brief overview of quantum physics). I’ve always wanted to create a game that taught quantum mechanics or some other aspect of physics. My mother used to use games as pedagogical tools to teach French (she’s retired).