Cours de l'IHÉS­­ 2013-2014

Mathematical Structures arising from Genetics and Molecular Biology (2/4)

by Prof. Mikhael GROMOV (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Darboux (Institut Henri Poincaré)

Amphithéâtre Darboux

Institut Henri Poincaré

11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie75005 Paris
I will start with an aspect of mathematics that is well understood that is the Mendelian dynamics in the spaces of alleles. (This is described in Mendelian Dynamics and Sturtevant’s Paradigm in the "recent" section on my website.) Also I touch upon in this context on the categorical view on the entropy in dynamics as in In a Search for a Structure, Part 1: On Entropy, also in the "recent" section). (2-3 lectures) Then I will elaborate on the Poincaré-Sturtevant idea of describing geometries of spaces X by samples of probability measures on the set subsets of X, where Poincaré had in mind the reconstruction of the Euclidean geometry by the Brain and Sturtevant used it to make a genomic map of a chromosome of drosophila. (1 lecture) Also I dedicate a lecture to mathematical problems related to the structure and functions of proteins. I conclude by speculations on further possible mathematical "unfoldings" of messages conveyed by molecular ­
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