‪Géza Tóth “Disjointness graphs of short polygonal chains” | Big Seminar

February 24, 2022
19.00 MSK (UTC +3)
Talk on Big Seminar

‪Géza Tóth "Disjointness graphs of short polygonal chains"

‪Géza Tóth from Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics will give the talk "Disjointness graphs of short polygonal chain" on the labs' Big Seminar.

The talk will be held in zoom
Meeting ID: 279-059-822 zoom-link
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The disjointness graph of a set system is a graph whose vertices are the sets, two being connected by an edge if and only if they are disjoint. It is known that the disjointness graph $G$ of any system of segments in the plane is $\chi$-bounded, that is, its chromatic number $\chi(G)$ is upper bounded by a function of its clique number $\omega(G)$.

We show that this statement does not remain true for systems of polygonal chains of length $2$. Moreover, for polygonal chains of length $3$ the disjointness graph have arbitrarily large girth and chromatic number. We discuss some other, related results.

Joint work with János Pach and Gábor Tardos.

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Everyone is invited to attend. The language of the lecture is English. The event is aimed at master and graduate students, as well as researchers in the field of combinatorics.