Event Type:

Mathematical Biology Seminar

Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:00 to 16:45

Location:

GILK 115

Guest Speaker:

Andrey Blinov

Institution:

OSU student

Abstract:

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.