Idan Haritan

Idan is a PhD student in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. In his chemical-theoretical research, Idan studies the interaction of light and matter. Idan hopes to implement his theoretical findings in biology to investigate light-driven biological reactions. Idan aims to analyze these reactions, while taking into account the presence of light throughout the reaction. This analysis will represent a breakthrough compared to current analyses, where light is considered a mere initiator, and the reactions are perceived as a sequence of events occurring without its presence. In that, Idan hopes to explain quantum effects that are not yet fully understood in biology, particularly those related to photosynthesis and light vision.