- Michele Caselle (TO)
Prof. silvia morante (department of physics University of Rome Tor Vergata)
12/9/15, 5:00 PM
The simultaneous development of new algorithms and powerful computers together with more and more advanced experimental techniques, is opening a new era where numerical and experimental approaches will be synergistically employed to make us understanding phenomena until recently unattainable. I will highlight the importance of the complementary use of experiments and numerical approaches in...
Raffaele Tripiccione (FE)
12/9/15, 5:30 PM
The INFN-SUMA project started in early 2013 and is expected to reach its end of life later this year. The main goal of this project is to support those theoretical studies at INFN that need state-of-the-art computing systems and advanced computing techniques. In this talk I plan to review the main areas of the project, quickly providing pointers to the main physics results made possible by...
Prof. Cecilia Pennetta (Università del Salento)
12/9/15, 6:00 PM
Regime shifts in ecosystems can imply relevant economic and social effects. This is especially true when they involve abrupt transitions occurring on a relatively short timescale [1-2]. A special case of regime shift is given by desertification transitions of semi-arid ecosystems which can be strongly affected by climatic or anthropogenic factors [1-3]. A crucial issue in this field concerns...
Prof. Cristian Micheletti (SISSA)
12/9/15, 6:30 PM
By using both coarse-grained models and bioinformatics approaches, we shall address a few prototypical examples of the intriguing implications of entanglement and knotting on the functional, mechanical and folding properties of various types of biomolecules. In particular, we shall discuss the kinetics of spontaneous knotting of long ssDNA chains and examine the "topological friction"...