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Seunghun Lee (이승훈), On colorings of hypergraphs embeddable in $\mathbb{R}^d$

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST

Room B332, IBS (기초과학연구원)


Given a hypergraph $H=(V,E)$, we say that $H$ is (weakly) $m$-colorable if there is a coloring $c:V\to [m]$ such that every hyperedge of $H$ is not monochromatic. The (weak) chromatic number of $H$, denoted by $\chi(H)$, is the smallest $m$ such that $H$ is $m$-colorable. A vertex subset $T \subseteq V$ is called a transversal of $H$ if for every hyperedge $e$ of $H$ we have $T\cap e \ne \emptyset$. The transversal number of $H$, denoted by $\tau(H)$, is the smallest size of a transversal in $H$. The transversal ratio of $H$ is the quantity $\tau(H)/|V|$ which is between 0 and 1. Since a lower bound on the transversal ratio of $H$ gives a lower bound on $\chi(H)$, these two quantities are closely related to each other.

Upon my previous presentation, which is based on the joint work with Joseph Briggs and Michael Gene Dobbins (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLY-8smtlGQ), we update what is discovered in the meantime about transversals and colororings of geometric hypergraphs. In particular, we focus on chromatic numbers of $k$-uniform hypergraphs which are embeddable in $\mathbb{R}^d$ by varying $k$, $d$, and the notion of embeddability and present lower bound constructions. This result can also be regarded as an improvement upon the research program initiated by Heise, Panagiotou, Pikhurko, and Taraz, and the program by Lutz and Möller. We also present how this result is related to the previous results and open problems regarding transversal ratios. This presentation is based on the joint work with Eran Nevo.


Monday, November 20, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST
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