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Alan Lew, Representability and boxicity of simplicial complexes

June 16 Wednesday @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM KST

Zoom ID: 934 3222 0374 (ibsdimag)

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Alan Lew
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An interval graph is the intersection graph of a family of intervals in the real line. Motivated by problems in ecology, Roberts defined the boxicity of a graph G to be the minimal k such that G can be written as the intersection of k interval graphs.

A natural higher-dimensional generalization of interval graphs is the class d-representable complexes. These are simplicial complexes that carry the information on the intersection patterns of a family of convex sets in $\mathbb R^d$. We define the d-boxicity of a simplicial complex X to be the minimal k such that X can be written as the intersection of k d-representable complexes.

A classical result of Roberts, later rediscovered by Witsenhausen, asserts that the boxicity of a graph with n vertices is at most n/2. Our main result is the following high dimensional extension of Roberts’ theorem: Let X be a simplicial complex on n vertices with minimal non-faces of dimension at most d. Then, the d-boxicity of X is at most $\frac{1}{d+1}\binom{n}{d}$.

Examples based on Steiner systems show that our result is sharp. The proofs combine geometric and topological ideas.

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June 16 Wednesday
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM KST
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Zoom ID: 934 3222 0374 (ibsdimag)

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O-joung Kwon (권오정)
IBS 이산수학그룹 Discrete Mathematics Group
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