Luca Turin – On Greece, Smell & The Future Of Science


Journalist Thodoris Georgakopoulos

Greek journalist Thodoris Georgakopoulos interviewed Luca Turin last week on living in Greece, his future plans, and the future of science and smell.

The interview includes video footage of Luca in his Athens office at the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center.

You can read the interview in English or in Greek.

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Luca Turin in his Athens office.
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For the December 2013 update on Luca Turin click here

Further Reading
The Quantum Unicorn Accord
The Quantum Coffee Accord

Vibrations, Quanta and Biology – by Susana Fernandez Huelga and Martin Plenio – this is a link to a complimentary PDF download which provides a unifying framework for ideas in quantum biology that various people have come up with concerning vibrations, electronic motion, spins and other quantum concepts.

BBC News – ‘Quantum smell’ idea gains ground

Smell Theory round-up by Rose Gray – see ODOU magazine . In the first issue of ODOU magazine Rose Gray articulates the various theories of smell including Vibration Theory, Odotype Theory, Lock and Key Theory and several other historical and current theories.

Molecular Vibration-Sensing Component in Human Olfaction Public Library of Science

A Primary Quantum Model of Telepathy, Gas Shan, 2004  (9 page PDF or read online here)

Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, Jim Al-Khalili, 2003.

(Jim) Jameel Sadik Al-Khalili

(Jim) Jameel Sadik Al-Khalili

(Jim) Jameel Sadik Al-Khalili – is an Iraqi-born British theoretical physicist – Author Bio

Shadows Of The Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness,
Roger Penrose, 1994

The Emperor’s New Mind, Roger Penrose, 2002

The Secret of Scent by Luca Turin

Paris Review Emily Gould reacts to Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez – interview and love story by Simone from Mais Que Perfume.

The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr reviewed by Portia Turbo

Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez

Luca Turin – interview by Caterina Minthe

Message in a BottleColumn I
Fate Woman, Norne, Oud Caravan 3

Message in a BottleColumn II
J’Adore Voile de Parfum, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Jour d’Hermès

Message in a BottleColumn III
Sì Armani, Madly Kenzo Oud Collection, L’Eau For Her Narciso Rodriguez for Her

Message in a BottleColumn IV
Omnia Crystalline L’Eau, Coco Noir

Message in a BottleColumn V
See By Chloé, Elle L’Aime, Yohji Homme

Message in a BottleColumn VI
La Vie est Belle, Valentina Assoluto Oud, Shem-el-Nessim


Message in a Bottle column image via

8 responses to “Luca Turin – On Greece, Smell & The Future Of Science

  1. Thank you, Jordan, for posting the interview with Luca Turin and all the other good stuff too. I read The Emperor of Scent (edit – see comment below) when it first came out but somehow neglected to pick up The Shadow of the Mind. It’s good to have a new reading reading list.

  2. I meant to say Shadows of the Mind, not The Shadow of the Mind. Wow! One definite article and the whole thing is changed from Roger Penrose to a completely new and different world. This is what I meant
    to say… “I read the Emperor’s New Mind (not the Emperor of Scent)
    when it first came out but somehow neglected to pick up Penrose’s
    Shadows of the Mind.” I think my mind must be floating around with
    the nimbi somewhere to make that many mistakes in one comment.
    The Shadow of the Mind is a great title though, whoever it belongs to.

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