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David Wood, Tree densities of sparse graph classes

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KST

Zoom ID: 869 4632 6610 (ibsdimag)


David Wood
School of Mathematics, Monash University

This talk considers the following question at the intersection of extremal and structural graph theory: What is the maximum number of copies of a fixed forest $T$ in an $n$-vertex graph in a graph class $\mathcal{G}$ as $n\to \infty$? I will answer this question for a variety of sparse graph classes $\mathcal{G}$. In particular, we show that the answer is $\Theta(n^{\alpha_d(T)})$ where $\alpha_d(T)$ is the size of the largest stable set in the subforest of $T$ induced by the vertices of degree at most $d$, for some integer $d$ that depends on $\mathcal{G}$. For example, when $\mathcal{G}$ is the class of $k$-degenerate graphs then $d=k$; when $\mathcal{G}$ is the class of graphs containing no $K_{s,t}$-minor ($t\geq s$) then $d=s-1$; and when $\mathcal{G}$ is the class of $k$-planar graphs then $d=2$. All these results are in fact consequences of a single lemma in terms of a finite set of excluded subgraphs. This is joint work with Tony Huynh (arXiv:2009.12989).


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KST
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Zoom ID: 869 4632 6610 (ibsdimag)


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