Wood, David R.

Chromatic number of associahedron ★★

Author(s): Fabila-Monroy; Flores-Penaloza; Huemer; Hurtado; Urrutia; Wood

Conjecture   Associahedra have unbounded chromatic number.

Keywords: associahedron, graph colouring, chromatic number

Geometric Hales-Jewett Theorem ★★

Author(s): Por; Wood

Conjecture   For all integers $ k\geq1 $ and $ \ell\geq3 $, there is an integer $ f(k,\ell) $ such that for every set $ P $ of at least $ f(k,\ell) $ points in the plane, if each point in $ P $ is assigned one of $ k $ colours, then:
    \item $ P $ contains $ \ell $ collinear points, or \item $ P $ contains a monochromatic line (that is, a maximal set of collinear points receiving the same colour)

Keywords: Hales-Jewett Theorem; ramsey theory

Generalised Empty Hexagon Conjecture ★★

Author(s): Wood

Conjecture   For each $ \ell\geq3 $ there is an integer $ f(\ell) $ such that every set of at least $ f(\ell) $ points in the plane contains $ \ell $ collinear points or an empty hexagon.

Keywords: empty hexagon

Colouring $d$-degenerate graphs with large girth ★★

Author(s): Wood

Question   Does there exist a $ d $-degenerate graph with chromatic number $ d + 1 $ and girth $ g $, for all $ d \geq 2 $ and $ g \geq 3 $?

Keywords: degenerate; girth

Forcing a 2-regular minor ★★

Author(s): Reed; Wood

Conjecture   Every graph with average degree at least $ \frac{4}{3}t-2 $ contains every 2-regular graph on $ t $ vertices as a minor.

Keywords: minors

Fractional Hadwiger ★★

Author(s): Harvey; Reed; Seymour; Wood

Conjecture   For every graph $ G $,
(a) $ \chi_f(G)\leq\text{had}(G) $
(b) $ \chi(G)\leq\text{had}_f(G) $
(c) $ \chi_f(G)\leq\text{had}_f(G) $.

Keywords: fractional coloring, minors

Forcing a $K_6$-minor ★★

Author(s): Barát ; Joret; Wood

Conjecture   Every graph with minimum degree at least 7 contains a $ K_6 $-minor.
Conjecture   Every 7-connected graph contains a $ K_6 $-minor.

Keywords: connectivity; graph minors

Point sets with no empty pentagon

Author(s): Wood

Problem   Classify the point sets with no empty pentagon.

Keywords: combinatorial geometry; visibility graph

Number of Cliques in Minor-Closed Classes ★★

Author(s): Wood

Question   Is there a constant $ c $ such that every $ n $-vertex $ K_t $-minor-free graph has at most $ c^tn $ cliques?

Keywords: clique; graph; minor

Big Line or Big Clique in Planar Point Sets ★★

Author(s): Kara; Por; Wood

Let $ S $ be a set of points in the plane. Two points $ v $ and $ w $ in $ S $ are visible with respect to $ S $ if the line segment between $ v $ and $ w $ contains no other point in $ S $.

Conjecture   For all integers $ k,\ell\geq2 $ there is an integer $ n $ such that every set of at least $ n $ points in the plane contains at least $ \ell $ collinear points or $ k $ pairwise visible points.

Keywords: Discrete Geometry; Geometric Ramsey Theory

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