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Press & Publicity

Our recent PNAS article, C. Weber, D. J. Cole, D. D. O’Regan, and M. C. Payne, “Renormalization of myoglobin-ligand binding energetics by quantum many-body effects”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2014 111 (16) 5790-5795, has been downloaded some ~8000 times from the PNAS website and lies in the 80 percentile for online impact of PNAS articles of its age (97 percentile of tracked articles of its age).

A press release describing this article was published on the “Top Stories” of the Trinity College Dublin homepage:
“Physicists reveal quantum effects in biological oxygen-transport” Trinity News and Events, Thursday July 17th, 2014

This was then retransmitted via 8+ online news outlets, for example please see:

This work was also the topic of a “Condensed Concepts” blog post by Prof. Ross H. McKenzie, June 24th 2014.

American Institute of Physics “Inside Science”, August 5th, 2014

As a very modern impact indicator, a subsequent very accessible article describing this work was shared some 5.5k times on Facebook, including on the Physics Today feed (2.5m subscribers) where it received 1k ‘shares’ and 3k ‘likes’

A prior letter to PRL, C. Weber, D. D. O’Regan, N. D. M. Hine, P. B. Littlewood, G. Kotliar, and M. C. Payne, “Importance of many body effects in the kernel of hemoglobin for ligand binding”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 106402 (2013), also generated online media attention.

An accessible, brief synopsis of this work, from Prof. Ross McKenzie

Further press & publicity concerning this work includes:

Our Nature Materials article from 2013, M. Heiss et al., “Self-assembled quantum dots in a nanowire system for quantum photonics”, Nature Materials, 12, 439–444 (2013), has been viewed some 16k times on the nature.com, bringing into the 90 percentile for online impact of Nature Materials articles of its age (98 percentile of tracked articles of its age), with some 100 citations gathered thus far. An accessible synopsis of this work appeared on the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne homepage, February 21st, 2013

Further online media attention to our research output includes: