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Elucidating the physical origins of the animal magnetic sense by cavity-enhanced spectroscopy

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Many animal species have the ability to navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field. This is particularly true of migratory birds, who are able to fly thousands of kilometres only to nest in exactly the same place year on year. The best current hypothesis as to the method by which this magnetoreception – the ability to sense magnetic fields – takes place is that of magnetically sensitive radical pairs in cryptochromes – blue light photoreceptors found in the retinae of birds and other animal...

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Chemistry
Research group:
Timmel Group
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1265-5525

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-3166-8631
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Inorganic Chemistry
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-1828-7700
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University of Freiburg
Role:
Examiner
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Programme:
Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership
Funding agency for:
Golesworthy, M
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Programme:
Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership
Funding agency for:
Golesworthy, M
Grant:
BB/M011224/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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