Combinatorics Seminar

On Multicolor Ramsey Numbers and Subset-Coloring of Hypergraphs

Chaya Keller, Ariel University

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Zoom ID 573 239 4086 (this talk is on zoom only)

The multicolor hypergraph Ramsey number Rk(s,r) is the minimal n, such that in any k-coloring of all r-element subsets of [n], there is a subset of size s, all whose r-subsets are monochromatic. We present a new “stepping-up lemma” for Rk(s,r): If Rk(s,r)>n, then Rk+3(s+1,r+1)>2n. Using the lemma, we improve some known lower bounds on multicolor hypergraph Ramsey numbers. Furthermore, given a hypergraph H=(V,E), we consider the Ramsey-like problem of coloring all r-subsets of V such that no hyperedge of size >r is monochromatic. We provide upper and lower bounds on the number of colors necessary in terms of the chromatic number χ(H). In particular, we show that this number is O(log(r−1)(r⋅χ(H))+r), where log(m) denotes m-fold logarithm.

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