Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:00 to 16:45
GILK 115

Speaker Info

OSU student

Long polymeric molecules tend to have a complex entangled structure. If the molecule is a circular one, it might also be knotted: this phenomenon occurs often in circular DNA. I will discuss one model describing circular DNA based on looped random walks (or random polygons) and prove that the probability of a random polygon to be knotted goes to one as the number of steps goes to infinity.