AMSI/ANZAMP AGR National Seminar: Self-avoiding walks - rigorous and non-rigorous results.

Host Institution:

AMSI

Title of Seminar:

Self-avoiding walks -- rigorous and non-rigorous results.

Speaker's Name:

Professor Tony Guttmann

Speaker's Institution:

The University of Melbourne

Time and Date:

Friday 22 November, 2.00pm AEDT

Seminar Abstract:

Self-avoiding walks (SAWs) are widely studied as a problem in algebraic combinatorics by mathematicians, as a problem in algorithm design by computer scientists, as a model of phase transitions by mathematical physicists and as a model of polymers in dilute solution by chemists.

More recently biologists have used them as models of DNA folding, and to model experiments in which biological molecules are pulled from a surface. I will describe the rather short list of rigorous results, the longer list of what we ``know'' to be true but can't prove, and describe some numerical results that are of interest in applications. No prior knowledge is assumed.

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