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Numerical Knots: Models and Simulations

Knotted Arcs in Polymer Models

speaker: Eric Rawdon (University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, USA)

abstract: Some proteins have been classified recently as being knotted. However, proteins have free ends and knotting, traditionally, has only been defined formally for closed curves. How should we define the existence of knotting within open chains? Once we settle on a definition, we can search for smallest knotted arcs within knotted open and closed chains. We discuss generating polymer models and show recent results for classifying the knotting within models and within proteins.

Wed 8 Jun, 11:30 - 12:30, Aula Dini
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