Lecture: Monday, September 23, 2013 – Stephen Smale

Stephen Smale: Protein Folding

The National Research Council Report on Mathematics to 2025 has drawn attention to 5 areas in science for mathematicians; Protein Folding is one.
Here I will give some mathematical setting of this problem addressed to scientists without background in biology. We will lead up to our new results on this topic. A main idea is to introduce a geometry on the space of proteins.