QAI CEO AND CO-FOUNDER LARS WOOD TESTIMONIALS
Dr. Stuart Kauffman
MacArthur Fellow, FRSC
"RE: Lars Wood
Stuart Kauffman, MacArthur Fellow, FRSC
Emeritus University of Pennsylvania
Distinguished Finnish Professor
Tampere University of Technology
Distinguished Visiting Professor
University of Vermont
Aug 6, 2011
I am pleased to write on behalf of my old friend, Lars Wood. I have known Lars since 1993, when he was a stunning young scientist at GTE, having won awards for innovative research. I have followed Lars’s work at a distance over the years. At present, I am modestly familiar with a number of aspects of quantum mechanics as a biologist, and have recently filed a US Utility Patent in this area, owned by the two universities where I am a faculty member. This background allows me a modest capacity to evaluate Lars’s article about his super-Turing system and its use in quantum chemistry beyond the Born - Oppenheimer approximation to deal with the many body problem in quantum chemistry. As long ago as Poincare’ and the three body gravitational problem, Poincare’ showed that due to what is now known as sensitivity to initial conditions, the behavior of the classical physics system was deterministic, but not predictable due to the fact that any measurement requires finite length and time interval. If I understand Lars’s work, the use of an approximation on a manifold where either phase or amplitude varies slowly, allowing one to surpass the standard Born - Oppenheimer approximation of nuclei fixed in space, is a very important step forward. I cannot judge whether Lars’s approach is, in fact, successful, although he does present confirming evidence that must be taken seriously. Thus, I feel right making these points about Lars Wood. He is brilliant, radically creative, and deeply worth serious consideration by those with the real expertise to evaluate his work. Lar's approach seems to be a major step forward in quantum chemistry and other applications, and warrants serious attention.
Sidney Pestka, M.D.
Founder, Chairman and CSO,
Pestka Biomedical Laboratories, Inc.
Author of 400+ papers and holder of 270 patents
2001 National Medal of Technology presented by President George W. Bush
2004 Warren Alpert Foundation Scientific Prize from Harvard Medical School
2006 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 Molecular Biology Medal from the National Institutes of Health for his role in deciphering the genetic code and the mechanism of protein synthesis
2010 Edward J. II Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Basic Biomedical Research
"Aug 19, 2011
I have known Lars since 2005 when he and his wife and partner Lisa visited me in my lab at PBL Therapeutics. I have since remained genuinely interested in Lars’s technology and research. In 2007 we collaborated in the co-discovery of a novel large molecule structure determination method based upon Lars’s calculation of an efficient infrared spectrum quantum mechanical vibration linear calculation and my observation that this might be coupled to my experimental work in infrared and raman spectroscopy to rapidly determine the structure of large molecules and possibly membrane based protein drug targets with femtometer resolution. This new Optical Structure Determination (OSD) method could revolutionize structure determination if it is successful. In 2006 Lars participated in one of our NIH funded initiatives whereby he applied the novel OSD methodology and his technology in a first step to analyze the structure of the twenty-one amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. We also collaborated in laboratory experiments to assess the predictive capabilities of Lars’s femotjoule quantum chemistry technology to understand the in vitro qualities of the C60 molecule for use as a possible human Erythropoietin drug scaffold. I will continue to enjoy working with Lars and following his resulting accomplishments.
Sidney Pestka, M.D."
Lisa Wood - Co-Founder QAI LLC, Head of QAI SPECTRE™ Business Development And Early Investor in Lars Wood and QAI technologies
“On our first date, Lars told me two odd things (I was a New Yorker for a decade) - that he was going to marry me, and he can shoot the eyes off a fly at 100 yards with revolvers.
He obtained his first date with me after solo climbing a grade IV NCCS pitch in winter that was never attempted (suffering frost bite to his face, resulting in a lightning bolt scar under his eye) and named the climb for me, ‘love of Lisa.’
He interestingly provided a list of 20 references (as if the the first date was a job interview), which included US military commanding generals, directors of several US classified agencies, the Whitehouse head of science and technology, the head of the National Library of Medicine, industry magnates and Nobel prize winners in physics, (all who I never called).
Lars is intensely brilliant, and has an uncanny knack for piercing through to the fundamental limitations inherent in all technologies.
Lars is the closest I have ever met to General George Patton, he never stops until the objective is reached and the mission is accomplished.
Enjoy Lars.. he is with certainty one of a kind. And yes I married him!”
Ted “Dutch” Bryant - International Adventurer - Good Friend and Colleague of Lars Wood
“In the quest to find the very best we are not accustomed to coming across the path of someone like Lars Wood.”