Why is chlorophyll green?

The paper that I want to discuss today is Quieting a Noisy Antenna Reproduces Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Spectra, by Arp, Aji, Gabor et al. I first read about this in a Quanta article. The scientific question that was answered in this paper was amazing- why are plants green? So, why indeed are plants green? OneContinue reading “Why is chlorophyll green?”

Jagdish Chandra Bose and Plant Neurobiology

The paper that I’ll be discussing today is Jagdish Chandra Bose and Plant Neurobiology by Prakash Narain Tandon, a celebrated Indian scientist. When I was a school student in India, I often came across JC Bose’s claims of plants being sentient beings, having nervous systems, etc. However, these things were never part of the officialContinue reading “Jagdish Chandra Bose and Plant Neurobiology”

The science of going in circles on doughnuts

The paper that I’m going to be reviewing today is A Topological Look at the Quantum Hall Effect. It explains an amazing coming together of topology and quantum physics, of all things, and provides a review of very important, Nobel prize winning work in Physics. The Hall Effect We all learned in high school thatContinue reading “The science of going in circles on doughnuts”