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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