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# Amadeus Reinald, Oriented trees in $O(k \sqrt{k})$-chromatic digraphs, a subquadratic bound for Burr’s conjecture

## September 3 Tuesday @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST

Room B332,
IBS (기초과학연구원)

In 1980, Burr conjectured that every directed graph with chromatic number $2k-2$ contains any oriented tree of order $k$ as a subdigraph. Burr showed that chromatic number $(k-1)^2$ suffices, which was improved in 2013 to $\frac{k^2}{2} – \frac{k}{2} + 1$ by Addario-Berry et al.

In this talk, we give the first subquadratic bound for Burr’s conjecture, by showing that every directed graph with chromatic number $8\sqrt{\frac{2}{15}} k \sqrt{k} + O(k)$ contains any oriented tree of order $k$. Moreover, we provide improved bounds of $\sqrt{\frac{4}{3}} k \sqrt{k}+O(k)$ for arborescences, and $(b-1)(k-3)+3$ for paths on $b$ blocks, with $b\ge 2$.