What is Protein Folding? Mathematical Perspective, New<br/><br/>Results

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:20pm
Keller 3-180
Stephen Smale (City University of Hong Kong)
A National Research Council report has called attention to
mathematicians the problem of protein folding. Here we will give a setting
for the problem by putting a geometrical structure on the space of proteins.
A significant question in the understanding of the folding process is this.
Which pairs of positions in a linear string representing the protein will
come into contact in the 3 dimensional structure?
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