February – March 2020

Elisa De LLano

Home Institution
Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna

Host Contact
Dr. Luca Tubiana

Host Institution
Statistical and Biological Physics Group, University of Trento

Aim of the mission
The aim of this STSM is to characterize how the topological properties of a planar network of rings influence its global physical properties, and to shed some light into the mechanism driving the condensation of a system like the kinetoplast (kDNA) into a disk. Furthermore, we intend to study the effects of the orientation of the rings have on the physical properties of the network and whether imposing certain orientations will induce the condensation of the network into a disk.