Arrangement

Nuclear reactions in living cells?

A Challenge to Modern Physics - with Disruptive Implications?

IDA Mødecenter, København V

Mandag d. 09. april 2018

Kl. 17:00 - 19:30

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Beskrivelse

One of the basic beliefs in the life sciences is that elements are left unchanged during the life span of a cell. Cellular reactions are thought to involve only chemical transformation and to leave the atomic nucleus of the matter unchanged.

However, substantial evidence indicates that nuclear reactions do occur in living cells. These involve stable elements as well as radioactive isotopes. Using such processes, the decay of radioactive isotopes may be drastically accelerated - by up to a factor of 200 or more - in cultured microorganisms. Professor Vladimir Vysotskii from the University of Kiev, has studied biological transformation of isotopes for more than 20 years using highly specific analytical procedures such as mass spectrometry.

At this meeting, professor Vysotskii will present findings from his experimental work, suggest mechanisms and discuss possible technical applications of these findings, such as cleaning of radioactive waste from nuclear accidents and from oil drilling. A Danish physicist, Henrik Bohr, will comment on the results and their implications.

Program
17.00 – 18.00 Experimental evidence and possible mechanisms of biological transformation
Vladimir Vysotskii, professor of Physics, Shevchenko University of Kiev

18.00 – 18.30 Break with sandwiches

18.30 – 19.00 Evaluation of the experimental evidence – what are the scientific implications?
Henrik Bohr, professor emeritus of physics, Danish Technical University

19.00 – 19.30 Discussion and wrap-up

All are welcome - participation is free of charge. Prior registration to the meeting is required online at https://universe.ida.dk/arrangement/transformation-of-elements-in-biological-systems-326464/

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Is it possible that an element - such as manganese - can be transformed into a different element, e.g. iron by a living organism? In current science this is considered impossible: biological processes are believed to involve strictly chemical reactions leaving the nucleus of each element unchanged. In fact, this is an underlying assumption for the use of radioactive tracers in the life sciences.

However, substantial evidence has accumulated to suggest that nuclear reactions do occur in biology involving stable as well as radioactive elements. Using such processes, the decay of radioactive isotope may be drastically accelerated - by up to a factor of 200 or more - in cultured microorganisms.

Professor Vladimir Vysotskii from the Shevchenko University of Kiev (together with Dr. Alla Kornilova from Moscow Lomonosov University) has studied biological transformation of isotopes for more than 20 years using highly specific analytical procedures such as mass spectrometry, gamma spectrometry, Mössbauer spectrometry, electronic X-ray element analysis and other.

At this meeting, professor Vysotskii will present findings from his experimental work, suggest mechanisms and discuss possible technical applications of these findings, such as cleaning of radioactive waste from nuclear accidents and creation of rare isotopes. A Danish physicist, Henrik Bohr, will comment on the results and their implications.

Program

17.00 – 18.00 Experimental evidence and possible mechanisms of biological transformation
Vladimir Vysotskii, professor of Physics, University of Kiev
18.00 – 18.30 Break with sandwiches
18.30 – 19.00 Evaluation of the experimental evidence – what are the scientific implications?
Henrik Bohr, professor emeritus of physics, Danish Technical University
19.00 – 19.30 Discussion and wrap-up

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Praktisk Info

Hvor

IDA Mødecenter

Kalvebod Brygge 31-33

1780 København V


Hvornår

Mandag d. 09. april 2018

Kl. 17:00 - 19:30


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Mandag d. 09. april 2018

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Arrangementsnr.

326464


Arrangør

IDA Fremtidsteknologi


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IDA Bioscience