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"RNA folding and large N matrix field theories"

Relatore: Prof. Henri Orland- Service de Physique Theorique, CE-Saclay, CEA

Aula Newton
21 Settembre 2004 ore 15.30

After reviewing some elementary properties of RNA, we show how the RNA folding problem can be formulated exactly in terms of an NxN matrix field theory. The large N limit generates secondary structures of RNA, whereas 1/N corrections are identified as pseudo-knots.