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Cycle-complete Ramsey numbers

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  • UserPeter Keevash (University of Oxford)
  • ClockThursday 07 February 2019, 14:30-15:30
  • HouseMR12.

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The cycle-complete Ramsey number f(k,n) is the smallest number N such that any red/blue edge-colouring of K_N contains a red C_k (k-cycle) or a blue K_n (complete graph on n vertices). In 1978, Erdos, Faudree, Rousseau and Schelp conjectured that f(k,n)=(k-1)(n-1)+1 if k>=n>=3 (except when k=n=3). I will describe a proof of this conjecture for large k. In fact, we show that f(k,n)=(k-1)(n-1)+1 whenever k is at least C log n / log log n, which is tight up to the value of the absolute constant C>0, and answers two further questions of Erdos et al. up to multiplicative constants. This is joint work with Eoin Long and Jozef Skokan.

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