Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Chromatic structure in locally sparse graphs

Speaker: Ross Kang Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Zoom: Please email Emma Watson

Abstract:

Efforts to understand the structure of triangle-free graphs have long played a central role in the development of combinatorial mathematics. Classic results of Mantel (1907), Ramsey (1930), Blanche Descartes (1948) produce global structure from the local property of having no edges in any neighbourhood. Despite the scrutiny it has sustained over the decades, study of this topic, and its close relatives, continues to uncover surprisingly basic challenges, insights and connections. I will give a brief overview of the history as well as the focus of current/recent momentum.

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