Kinetic Networks: From Topology to Design (7816)
September 17, 2015 – September 19, 2015
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Yoav Kallus, Santa Fe Institute
Pablo Damasceno, University of Michigan
Sidney Redner, Santa Fe Institute
Proteins, self-assembled materials, virus capsids, and self-replicating molecules go through a variety of states on the way to or in the process of serving their function. The network of possible states and possible transitions between states plays a central role in determining whether they do so reliably. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers who study the kinetic networks of a variety of self-assembling, self-replicating, and programmable systems to exchange ideas about, methods for, and insights into the construction of kinetic networks from rst principals or simulation data, the analysis of behavior resulting from kinetic network structure, and the algorithmic or heuristic design of kinetic networks with desirable properties.