## IMA Postdoc Seminar (February 12, 2008)

**Speaker:** Ludovica Cotta-Ramusino (IMA)

**Title:** Looping probability densities of elastic rods

**Abstract:** We exploit elastic rod models to evaluate DNA
looping probabilities, adopting a path integral formalism to compute
approximations to the probability density function for the location and
orientation of one end of a continuum elastic rod at thermodynamic
equilibrium with a heat bath.