Tutte Distinguished Lecture - Carsten Thomassen

Friday, September 27, 2019 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Carsten Thomassen

Title: Countable weighted graphs with no unfriendly partitions

Speaker: Carsten Thomassen
Affiliation: Technical University of Denmark
Room: QNC 0101


The vertex set of every finite graph can be partitioned into two sets such that each vertex has at least as many vertices in the opposite set as in its own set. Such a partition is called unfriendly. It is known that there are infinite graphs with no unfriendly partition but it is open if every countable graph has an unfriendly partition. In this talk we show that the there are edge-weighted countable graphs with no unfriendly partition.