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Graph Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Strong complete minors in digraphs

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Mar 29, 2022   1:00 pm  
Maria Aksenovich (KIT)
Sean English

Kostochka and Thomason independently showed that any graph with average degree Omega (r sqrt{log r}) contains a K_r minor. We consider strong minors in digraphs and ways to force them. A strong →K_r minor is a digraph whose vertex set is partitioned into r parts such that each part induces a strongly-connected subdigraph, and there is at least one edge in each direction between any two distinct parts. We show that any tournament with dichromatic number at least 2r contains a strong →K_r minor, and any tournament with minimum out-degree Omega(r sqrt{log r}) also contains a strong →K_r minor. The latter result is tight up to the implied constant, and may be viewed as a strong-minor analogue to the classical result of Kostochka and Thomason. Lastly, we show that there is no function f: N to N such that any digraph with minimum out-degree at least f(r) contains a strong →K_r minor, but such a function exists when considering dichromatic number.

This is a joint work with Antonio Girao, Richard Snyder, and Lea Weber.

For Zoom information, please contact Sean at SEnglish (at) illinois (dot) edu.

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