IMA Postdoc Seminar (February 12, 2008)

Speaker: Ludovica Cotta-Ramusino (IMA)

Title: Looping probability densities of elastic rods

Abstract: We exploit elastic rod models to evaluate DNA looping probabilities, adopting a path integral formalism to compute approximations to the probability density function for the location and orientation of one end of a continuum elastic rod at thermodynamic equilibrium with a heat bath.