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The Chromatic Number of Dense Random Graphs

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  • UserAnnika Heckel (University of Oxford)
  • ClockThursday 28 April 2016, 14:30-15:30
  • HouseMR12.

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We consider the chromatic number of the dense random graph G(n,p) where p is constant. I will present new upper and lower bounds which are the first ones that match each other up to a term of size o(1) in the denominator. Somewhat surprisingly, the behaviour of the chromatic number changes around p=1-1/e2, with a different limiting effect being dominant below and above this value. In contrast to earlier results in this range, the upper bound is obtained through the second moment method, and I will give details on some aspects of the proof.

This talk is part of the Combinatorics Seminar series.

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