Thursday, November 3, 2022

Thursday, November 3, 2022 — 1:00 PM EDT

Title: The Hat Guessing Number of Graphs

Speaker: Jeremy Chizewer Affiliation: University of Waterloo Location: MC 5479 in person

Abstract:  The hat guessing number HG(G) of a graph G on n vertices is defined in terms of the following game: n players are placed on the n vertices of G, each wearing a hat whose color is arbitrarily chosen from a set of q possible colors. Each player can see the hat colors of his neighbors, but not his own hat color. All of the players are asked to guess their own hat colors simultaneously, according to a predetermined guessing strategy and the hat colors they see, where no communication between them is allowed.

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