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Moduli spaces and folding of RNA and protein molecules

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Speaker: Joergen Andersen, Director, Center for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Aarhus University, Denmark
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Mon, Oct 6 2014, 4:10PM

The celebrated Catalan numbers count the number of secondary (spacial) structures of RNA molecules. In this talk, an application of moduli spaces of algebraic curves to the 3-dimensional structural analysis of RNA and protein molecules will be explained. The talk is intended to the general audience, accessible to advanced undergraduate students.

There will be a dinner in honor of the speaker.