This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics. The range of topics is sufficiently loosely defined that core interests within SUPA's CMMP theme, the agent-based modelling of complex systems relevant to the NANIA project, or whatever else takes our fancy are all accommodated.
Actually, the best way to find out what we talk about is to look at the list of titles below.
If you're wanting to receive mailings about these talks, request a topic for discussion, or - even better - offer to lead the discussion yourself, please email us Juraj Szavits-Nossan, Bartek Waclaw.
Week beginning 19 May 2013
Wednesday 22 May 13 - 11:30am
Molecular spiders in one and two dimensions
Tibor Antal (Mathematics)
Molecular spiders are synthetic bio-molecular systems with "legs" made of short single-stranded segments of DNA. Spiders move on a surface covered by single-stranded DNA segments complementary to the legs, and the legs can attach to them. When a leg detaches from a segment on the surface, it can attach to a neighboring segment, and the spider moves. We are interested in the speed and diffusion coefficient of spiders on one and two dimensional surfaces. Mappings to exclusion processes and many open problems will be discussed.
Wednesday 5 Jun 13 - 11:30am - 2511
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