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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Date: October 22, 2007
Title: Statistical Mechanics of a Nonlinear Model for DNA Denaturation
Speaker: Malay Bandyopadhyay
Abstract: In this talk I will discuss about the DNA melting transition based on the Peyrard-Bishop model. This talk is mainly based on the paper Statistical mechanics of a nonlinear model for DNA denaturation by M. Peyrard and A. R. Bishop [Phys. Rev. Lett.]. But the systematic development of this theory will also be discussed. The nature of phase transition and the incorporation of the helicoicity in this model will be analyzed.