Penrose, Bandyopadhyay & Hameroff: Microtubules and the Great debate About Consciousness
Dates: Jan 17 – 18, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sir Roger Penrose is one of the most influential scientists investigating the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Together with Stuart Hameroff, an American anaesthetist and brain researcher, he developed a new theory of consciousness. A theory that remained controversial, as no one could prove it. Until now. Having spent five years carrying out research on brain cells using an atomic scanner, Anirban Bandyopadhyay has done just this. But he has also expanded the theory, postulating that not only do quantum fluctuations play a role in our neurons, but they also communicate through sound waves. Nobelprize candidate Roger Penrose, Anirban Bandyopadhyay and Stuart Hameroff will talk about their revolutionary theories.