Molecular spiders in one and two dimensions
- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 22nd May 2013
- Speaker: Tibor Antal (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Molecular spiders are synthetic bio-molecular systems with "legs" made of short single-stranded segments of DNA. Spiders move on a surface covered by single-stranded DNA segments complementary to the legs, and the legs can attach to them. When a leg detaches from a segment on the surface, it can attach to a neighboring segment, and the spider moves. We are interested in the speed and diffusion coefficient of spiders on one and two dimensional surfaces. Mappings to exclusion processes and many open problems will be discussed.
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