February 18, 2013

IST Lecture: Stephen Smale

"The Protein Folding Problem via Relations with Patterns in Data and the Geometry of Kernels"

Every protein has a representation as an amino acid chain. Anfinsen’s dogma asserts that this representation determines the 3-D structure of the protein. We use a kernel geometry to shed some light on this dogma.

Stephen Smale is an American mathematician, famous for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture for all dimensions greater than or equal to 5. Smale received the Fields Medal in 1966, and the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 2007. Since 2009, he is Distinguished University Professor at the City University of Hong Kong.

IST Lectures aim to introduce eminent researchers and their work to a scientific audience and the general public. IST Lectures are given in English, refreshments are served.

Location: Wednesday | April 24, 2013 | 5:00 pm
Date: IST Austria in Klosterneuburg | Raiffeisen Lecture Hall

Free shuttle buses are provided to / from the campus - this invitation is valid as a ticket.
Shuttle 1: 4:00 pm in front of the Secession/Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna (return from IST Austria Campus at 7:00 pm)
Shuttle 2
: 4:12 pm from U4 Heiligenstadt, public bus stop (Bus No. 242, return from IST Austria Campus at 6:48 pm)

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