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Post-edited  Bootstrap percolation on Erdos-Renyi graphs
Angel, Omer (Auteur de la Conférence) | CIRM (Editeur )

We consider bootstrap percolation on the Erdos-Renyi graph: given an initial infected set, a vertex becomes infected if it has at least $r$ infected neighbours. The graph is susceptible if there exists an initial set of size $r$ that infects the whole graph. We identify the critical threshold for susceptibility. We also analyse Bollobas's related graph-bootstrap percolation model.
Joint with Brett Kolesnik.

05C80 ; 60K35 ; 60J85 ; 82B26 ; 82B43

I will discuss recent progress on understanding the dimension of self-similar sets and measures. The main conjecture in this field is that the only way that the dimension of such a fractal can be "non-full" is if the semigroup of contractions which define it is not free. The result I will discuss is that "non-full" dimension implies "almost non-freeness", in the sense that there are distinct words in the semigroup which are extremely close together (super-exponentially in their lengths). Applications include resolution of some conjectures of Furstenberg on the dimension of sumsets and, together with work of Shmerkin, progress on the absolute continuity of Bernoulli convolutions. The main new ingredient is a statement in additive combinatorics concerning the structure of measures whose entropy does not grow very much under convolution. If time permits I will discuss the analogous results in higher dimensions. I will discuss recent progress on understanding the dimension of self-similar sets and measures. The main conjecture in this field is that the only way that the dimension of such a fractal can be "non-full" is if the semigroup of contractions which define it is not free. The result I will discuss is that "non-full" dimension implies "almost non-freeness", in the sense that there are distinct words in the semigroup which are extremely close ...

28A80 ; 37A10 ; 03D99 ; 54H20

La décomposition par substitution des permutations permet de voir ces objets combinatoires comme des arbres. Je présenterai d'abord cette décomposition par substitution, et les arbres sous-jacents, appelés arbres de décomposition. Puis j'exposerai une méthode, complètement algorithmique et reposant sur les arbres de décomposition, qui permet de calculer des spécifications combinatoires de classes de permutations à motifs interdits. La connaissance de telles spécifications combinatoires ouvre de nouvelles perspectives pour l'étude des classes de permutations, que je présenterai en conclusion. La décomposition par substitution des permutations permet de voir ces objets combinatoires comme des arbres. Je présenterai d'abord cette décomposition par substitution, et les arbres sous-jacents, appelés arbres de décomposition. Puis j'exposerai une méthode, complètement algorithmique et reposant sur les arbres de décomposition, qui permet de calculer des spécifications combinatoires de classes de permutations à motifs interdits. La c...

68-06 ; 05A05

Post-edited  Descriptive graph combinatorics. Lecture 1
Marks, Andrew (Auteur de la Conférence) | CIRM (Editeur )

The chromatic number $\chi(G)$ of a graph $G$ is always at least the size of its largest clique (denoted by $\omega(G)$), and there are graphs $G$ with $\omega(G)=2$ and $\chi(G)$ arbitrarily large.
On the other hand, the perfect graph theorem asserts that if neither $G$ nor its complement has an odd hole, then $\chi(G)=\omega(G)$ . (A "hole" is an induced cycle of length at least four, and "odd holes" are holes of odd length.) What happens in between?
With Alex Scott, we recently proved the following, a 1985 conjecture of Gyárfás:

For graphs $G$ with no odd hole, $\chi(G)$ is bounded by a function of $\omega(G)$.

Gyárfás also made the stronger conjecture that for every integer $k$ and for all graphs $G$ with no odd hole of length more than $k$, $\chi(G)$ is bounded by a function of $k$ and $\omega(G)=2$. This is far from settled, and indeed the following much weaker statement is not settled: for every integer $k$, every triangle-free graph with no hole of length at least $k$ has chromatic number bounded by a function of $k$. We give a partial result towards the latter:

For all $k$, every triangle-free graph with no hole of length at least $k$ admits a tree-decomposition into bags with chromatic number bounded by a function of $k$.

Both results have quite pretty proofs, which will more-or-less be given in full.
The chromatic number $\chi(G)$ of a graph $G$ is always at least the size of its largest clique (denoted by $\omega(G)$), and there are graphs $G$ with $\omega(G)=2$ and $\chi(G)$ arbitrarily large.
On the other hand, the perfect graph theorem asserts that if neither $G$ nor its complement has an odd hole, then $\chi(G)=\omega(G)$ . (A "hole" is an induced cycle of length at least four, and "odd holes" are holes of odd length.) What happens in ...

05C15 ; 05C35 ; 05C85

Erdös and Sárközy asked the maximum size of a subset of the first $N$ integers with no two elements adding up to a perfect square. In this talk we prove that the tight answer is $\frac{11}{32}N$ for sufficiently large $N$. We are going to prove some stability results also. This is joint work with Simao Herdade and Ayman Khalfallah.

05A18 ; 11B75

A non-backtracking walk on a graph is a directed path such that no edge is the inverse of its preceding edge. The non-backtracking matrix of a graph is indexed by its directed edges and can be used to count non-backtracking walks of a given length. It has been used recently in the context of community detection and has appeared previously in connection with the Ihara zeta function and in some generalizations of Ramanujan graphs. In this work, we study the largest eigenvalues of the non-backtracking matrix of the Erdos-Renyi random graph and of the Stochastic Block Model in the regime where the number of edges is proportional to the number of vertices. Our results confirm the "spectral redemption" conjecture that community detection can be made on the basis of the leading eigenvectors above the feasibility threshold. A non-backtracking walk on a graph is a directed path such that no edge is the inverse of its preceding edge. The non-backtracking matrix of a graph is indexed by its directed edges and can be used to count non-backtracking walks of a given length. It has been used recently in the context of community detection and has appeared previously in connection with the Ihara zeta function and in some generalizations of Ramanujan graphs. In this work, we ...

05C50 ; 05C80 ; 68T05 ; 91D30

We will consider (sub)shifts with complexity such that the difference from $n$ to $n+1$ is constant for all large $n$. The shifts that arise naturally from interval exchange transformations belong to this class. An interval exchange transformation on d intervals has at most $d/2$ ergodic probability measures. We look to establish the correct bound for shifts with constant complexity growth. To this end, we give our current bound and discuss further improvements when more assumptions are allowed. This is ongoing work with Michael Damron. We will consider (sub)shifts with complexity such that the difference from $n$ to $n+1$ is constant for all large $n$. The shifts that arise naturally from interval exchange transformations belong to this class. An interval exchange transformation on d intervals has at most $d/2$ ergodic probability measures. We look to establish the correct bound for shifts with constant complexity growth. To this end, we give our current bound and discuss ...

37B10 ; 37A25 ; 68R15

Post-edited  Unramified graph covers of finite degree
Li, Winnie (Auteur de la Conférence) | CIRM (Editeur )

Given a finite connected undirected graph $X$, its fundamental group plays the role of the absolute Galois group of $X$. The familiar Galois theory holds in this setting. In this talk we shall discuss graph theoretical counter parts of several important theorems for number fields. Topics include
(a) Determination, up to equivalence, of unramified normal covers of $X$ of given degree,
(b) Criteria for Sunada equivalence,
(c) Chebotarev density theorem.
This is a joint work with Hau-Wen Huang.
Given a finite connected undirected graph $X$, its fundamental group plays the role of the absolute Galois group of $X$. The familiar Galois theory holds in this setting. In this talk we shall discuss graph theoretical counter parts of several important theorems for number fields. Topics include
(a) Determination, up to equivalence, of unramified normal covers of $X$ of given degree,
(b) Criteria for Sunada equivalence,
(c) Chebotarev density ...

05C25 ; 05C50 ; 11R32 ; 11R44 ; 11R45

Post-edited  Coloring graphs on surfaces
Esperet, Louis (Auteur de la Conférence) | CIRM (Editeur )

We will cover some of the more important results from commutative and noncommutative algebra as far as applications to automatic sequences, pattern avoidance, and related areas. Well give an overview of some applications of these areas to the study of automatic and regular sequences and combinatorics on words.

11B85 ; 68Q45 ; 68R15

- Normalized characters of the symmetric groups,
- Kerov polynomials and Kerov positivity conjecture,
- Stanley character polynomials and multirectangular coordinates of Young diagrams,
- Stanley character formula and maps,
- Jack characters
- characterization, partial results.

05E10 ; 05E15 ; 20C30 ; 05A15 ; 05C10

Post-edited  Le problème Graph Motif - Partie 1
Fertin, Guillaume (Auteur de la Conférence) | CIRM (Editeur )

Le problème Graph Motif est défini comme suit : étant donné un graphe sommet colorié G=(V,E) et un multi-ensemble M de couleurs, déterminer s'il existe une occurrence de M dans G, c'est-à-dire un sous ensemble V' de V tel que
(1) le multi-ensemble des couleurs de V' correspond à M,
(2) le sous-graphe G' induit par V' est connexe.
Ce problème a été introduit, il y a un peu plus de 10 ans, dans le but de rechercher des motifs fonctionnels dans des réseaux biologiques, comme par exemple des réseaux d'interaction de protéines ou des réseaux métaboliques. Graph Motif a fait depuis l'objet d'une attention particulière qui se traduit par un nombre relativement élevé de publications, essentiellement orientées autour de sa complexité algorithmique.
Je présenterai un certain nombre de résultats algorithmiques concernant le problème Graph Motif, en particulier des résultats de FPT (Fixed-Parameter Tractability), ainsi que des bornes inférieures de complexité algorithmique.
Ceci m'amènera à détailler diverses techniques de preuves dont certaines sont plutôt originales, et qui seront je l'espère d'intérêt pour le public.
Le problème Graph Motif est défini comme suit : étant donné un graphe sommet colorié G=(V,E) et un multi-ensemble M de couleurs, déterminer s'il existe une occurrence de M dans G, c'est-à-dire un sous ensemble V' de V tel que
(1) le multi-ensemble des couleurs de V' correspond à M,
(2) le sous-graphe G' induit par V' est connexe.
Ce problème a été introduit, il y a un peu plus de 10 ans, dans le but de rechercher des motifs fonctionnels dans des ...

05C15 ; 05C85 ; 05C90 ; 68Q17 ; 68Q25 ; 68R10 ; 92C42 ; 92D20

In the first half of the talk, I will survey results and open problems on transience of self-interacting martingales. In particular, I will describe joint works with S. Popov, P. Sousi, R. Eldan and F. Nazarov on the tradeoff between the ambient dimension and the number of different step distributions needed to obtain a recurrent process. In the second, unrelated, half of the talk, I will present joint work with Tom Hutchcroft, showing that the component structure of the uniform spanning forest in $\mathbb{Z}^d$ changes every dimension for $d > 8$. This sharpens an earlier result of Benjamini, Kesten, Schramm and the speaker (Annals Math 2004), where we established a phase transition every four dimensions. The proofs are based on a the connection to loop-erased random walks. In the first half of the talk, I will survey results and open problems on transience of self-interacting martingales. In particular, I will describe joint works with S. Popov, P. Sousi, R. Eldan and F. Nazarov on the tradeoff between the ambient dimension and the number of different step distributions needed to obtain a recurrent process. In the second, unrelated, half of the talk, I will present joint work with Tom Hutchcroft, showing that the ...

05C05 ; 05C80 ; 60G50 ; 60J10 ; 60K35 ; 82B43

The partially disjoint paths problem asks for paths $P_1, \ldots,P_k$ between given pairs of terminals, while certain pairs of paths $P_i$,$P_j$ are required to be disjoint. With the help of combinatorial group theory, we show that, for fixed $k$, this problem can be solved in polynomial time for planar directed graphs. We also discuss related problems. No specific foreknowledge is required.

05C10 ; 05C20 ; 05C25 ; 05C38 ; 68Q25 ; 90C27

I will explain how to bound from above and below the expected Betti numbers of a random subcomplex in a simplicial complex and get asymptotic results under infinitely many barycentric subdivisions. This is a joint work with Nermin Salepci. It complements previous joint works with Damien Gayet on random topology.

52Cxx ; 60C05 ; 60B05 ; 55U10

The Toeplitz square peg problem asks if every simple closed curve in the plane inscribes a square. This is known for sufficiently regular curves (e.g. polygons), but is open in general. We show that the answer is affirmative if the curve consists of two Lipschitz graphs of constant less than 1 using an integration by parts technique, and give some related problems which look more tractable.

55N45

The Aldous-Broder algorithm allows one to sample the uniform spanning tree of a finite graph as the set of first-entry edges of a simple random walk. In this talk, I will discuss how this can be extended to infinite transient graphs by replacing the random walk with the random interlacement process. I will then outline how this new sampling algorithm can be used to compute critical exponents for the uniform spanning forest of $Z^d$.

60D05 ; 05C05 ; 20F65

In this talk I will review the recent developments on weighted distances in scale free random graphs as well as highlight key techniques used in the proofs. We consider graph models where the degree distribution follows a power-law such that the empirical variance of the degrees is infinite, such as the configuration model, geometric inhomogeneous random graphs, or scale free percolation. Once the graph is created according to the model definition, we assign i.i.d. positive edge weights to existing edges, and we are interested in the proper scaling and asymptotic distribution of weighted distances.
In the infinite variance degree regime, a dichotomy can be observed in all these graph models: the edge weight distributions form two classes, explosive vs conservative weight distributions. When a distribution falls into the explosive class, typical distances converge in distribution to proper random variables. While, when a distribution falls into the conservative class, distances tend to infinity with the model size, according to a formula that captures the doubly-logarithmic graph distances as well as the precise behaviour of the distribution of edge-weights around the origin. An integrability condition decides into which class a given distribution falls.
This is joint work with Adriaans, Baroni, van der Hofstad, and Lodewijks.
In this talk I will review the recent developments on weighted distances in scale free random graphs as well as highlight key techniques used in the proofs. We consider graph models where the degree distribution follows a power-law such that the empirical variance of the degrees is infinite, such as the configuration model, geometric inhomogeneous random graphs, or scale free percolation. Once the graph is created according to the model ...

05C80 ; 90B15 ; 60C05 ; 60D05

N. Hindman, I. Leader and D. Strauss proved that if $2^{\aleph_0}<\aleph_\omega$ then there is a finite colouring of $\mathbb{R}$ so that no infinite sumset $X+X$ is monochromatic. Now, we prove a consistency result in the other direction: we show that consistently relative to a measurable cardinal for any $c:\mathbb{R}\to r$ with $r$ finite there is an infinite $X\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ so that $c\upharpoonright X+X$ is constant. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the motivation, ideas and difficulties involving this result, as well as the open problems around the topic. Joint work with P. Komj‡th, I. Leader, P. Russell, S. Shelah and Z. Vidny‡nszky. N. Hindman, I. Leader and D. Strauss proved that if $2^{\aleph_0}<\aleph_\omega$ then there is a finite colouring of $\mathbb{R}$ so that no infinite sumset $X+X$ is monochromatic. Now, we prove a consistency result in the other direction: we show that consistently relative to a measurable cardinal for any $c:\mathbb{R}\to r$ with $r$ finite there is an infinite $X\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ so that $c\upharpoonright X+X$ is constant. The goal of this ...

03E02 ; 03E35 ; 05D10

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