Diagonal Ramsey numbers ★★★★

Author(s): Erdos

Let $ R(k,k) $ denote the $ k^{th} $ diagonal Ramsey number.

Conjecture   $ \lim_{k \rightarrow \infty} R(k,k) ^{\frac{1}{k}} $ exists.
Problem   Determine the limit in the above conjecture (assuming it exists).

Keywords: Ramsey number

What are hyperfuncoids isomorphic to? ★★

Author(s): Porton

Let $ \mathfrak{A} $ be an indexed family of sets.

Products are $ \prod A $ for $ A \in \prod \mathfrak{A} $.

Hyperfuncoids are filters $ \mathfrak{F} \Gamma $ on the lattice $ \Gamma $ of all finite unions of products.

Problem   Is $ \bigcap^{\mathsf{\tmop{FCD}}} $ a bijection from hyperfuncoids $ \mathfrak{F} \Gamma $ to:
    \item prestaroids on $ \mathfrak{A} $; \item staroids on $ \mathfrak{A} $; \item completary staroids on $ \mathfrak{A} $?

If yes, is $ \operatorname{up}^{\Gamma} $ defining the inverse bijection? If not, characterize the image of the function $ \bigcap^{\mathsf{\tmop{FCD}}} $ defined on $ \mathfrak{F} \Gamma $.

Consider also the variant of this problem with the set $ \Gamma $ replaced with the set $ \Gamma^{\ast} $ of complements of elements of the set $ \Gamma $.

Keywords: hyperfuncoids; multidimensional

Matching cut and girth ★★


Question   For every $ d $ does there exists a $ g $ such that every graph with average degree smaller than $ d $ and girth at least $ g $ has a matching-cut?

Keywords: matching cut, matching, cut

Signing a graph to have small magnitude eigenvalues ★★

Author(s): Bilu; Linial

Conjecture   If $ A $ is the adjacency matrix of a $ d $-regular graph, then there is a symmetric signing of $ A $ (i.e. replace some $ +1 $ entries by $ -1 $) so that the resulting matrix has all eigenvalues of magnitude at most $ 2 \sqrt{d-1} $.

Keywords: eigenvalue; expander; Ramanujan graph; signed graph; signing

Transversal achievement game on a square grid ★★

Author(s): Erickson

Problem   Two players alternately write O's (first player) and X's (second player) in the unoccupied cells of an $ n \times  n $ grid. The first player (if any) to occupy a set of $ n $ cells having no two cells in the same row or column is the winner. What is the outcome of the game given optimal play?

Keywords: game

Strong edge colouring conjecture ★★

Author(s): Erdos; Nesetril

A strong edge-colouring of a graph $ G $ is a edge-colouring in which every colour class is an induced matching; that is, any two vertices belonging to distinct edges with the same colour are not adjacent. The strong chromatic index $ s\chi'(G) $ is the minimum number of colours in a strong edge-colouring of $ G $.

Conjecture   $$s\chi'(G) \leq \frac{5\Delta^2}{4}, \text{if $\Delta$ is even,}$$ $$s\chi'(G) \leq \frac{5\Delta^2-2\Delta +1}{4},&\text{if $\Delta$ is odd.}$$


Average diameter of a bounded cell of a simple arrangement ★★

Author(s): Deza; Terlaky; Zinchenko

Conjecture   The average diameter of a bounded cell of a simple arrangement defined by $ n $ hyperplanes in dimension $ d $ is not greater than $ d $.

Keywords: arrangement; diameter; polytope

Cores of Cayley graphs ★★★★★

Author(s): Samal

Conjecture   Let $ M $ be an abelian group. Is the core of a Cayley graph (on some power of $ M $) a Cayley graph (on some power of $ M $)?

Keywords: Cayley graph; core

Chromatic Number of Common Graphs ★★

Author(s): Hatami; Hladký; Kráľ; Norine; Razborov

Question   Do common graphs have bounded chromatic number?

Keywords: common graph

Linear-size circuits for stable $0,1 < 2$ sorting? ★★

Author(s): Regan

Problem   Can $ O(n) $-size circuits compute the function $ f $ on $ \{0,1,2\}^* $ defined inductively by $ f(\lambda) = \lambda $, $ f(0x) = 0f(x) $, $ f(1x) = 1f(x) $, and $ f(2x) = f(x)2 $?

Keywords: Circuits; sorting

Are there an infinite number of lucky primes?

Author(s): Lazarus: Gardiner: Metropolis; Ulam

Conjecture   If every second positive integer except 2 is remaining, then every third remaining integer except 3, then every fourth remaining integer etc. , an infinite number of the remaining integers are prime.

Keywords: lucky; prime; seive

Rank vs. Genus ★★★

Author(s): Johnson

Question   Is there a hyperbolic 3-manifold whose fundamental group rank is strictly less than its Heegaard genus? How much can the two differ by?


Algorithm for graph homomorphisms ★★

Author(s): Fomin; Heggernes; Kratsch


Is there an algorithm that decides, for input graphs $ G $ and $ H $, whether there exists a homomorphism from $ G $ to $ H $ in time $ O(c^{|V(G)|+|V(H)|}) $ for some constant $ c $?

Keywords: algorithm; Exponential-time algorithm; homomorphism

Three-chromatic (0,2)-graphs ★★

Author(s): Payan

Question   Are there any (0,2)-graphs with chromatic number exactly three?


Large induced forest in a planar graph. ★★

Author(s): Abertson; Berman

Conjecture   Every planar graph on $ n $ verices has an induced forest with at least $ n/2 $ vertices.


The Hodge Conjecture ★★★★

Author(s): Hodge

Conjecture   Let $ X $ be a complex projective variety. Then every Hodge class is a rational linear combination of the cohomology classes of complex subvarieties of $ X $.

Keywords: Hodge Theory; Millenium Problems

Cube-Simplex conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Kalai

Conjecture   For every positive integer $ k $, there exists an integer $ d $ so that every polytope of dimension $ \ge d $ has a $ k $-dimensional face which is either a simplex or is combinatorially isomorphic to a $ k $-dimensional cube.

Keywords: cube; facet; polytope; simplex

Hamilton decomposition of prisms over 3-connected cubic planar graphs ★★

Author(s): Alspach; Rosenfeld

Conjecture   Every prism over a $ 3 $-connected cubic planar graph can be decomposed into two Hamilton cycles.


Hamilton cycle in small d-diregular graphs ★★

Author(s): Jackson

An directed graph is $ k $-diregular if every vertex has indegree and outdegree at least $ k $.

Conjecture   For $ d >2 $, every $ d $-diregular oriented graph on at most $ 4d+1 $ vertices has a Hamilton cycle.


Partition of a cubic 3-connected graphs into paths of length 2. ★★

Author(s): Kelmans

Problem   Does every $ 3 $-connected cubic graph on $ 3k $ vertices admit a partition into $ k $ paths of length $ 2 $?


r-regular graphs are not uniquely hamiltonian. ★★★

Author(s): Sheehan

Conjecture   If $ G $ is a finite $ r $-regular graph, where $ r > 2 $, then $ G $ is not uniquely hamiltonian.

Keywords: hamiltonian; regular; uniquely hamiltonian

Every prism over a 3-connected planar graph is hamiltonian. ★★

Author(s): Kaiser; Král; Rosenfeld; Ryjácek; Voss

Conjecture   If $ G $ is a $ 3 $-connected planar graph, then $ G\square K_2 $ has a Hamilton cycle.


The Crossing Number of the Complete Bipartite Graph ★★★

Author(s): Turan

The crossing number $ cr(G) $ of $ G $ is the minimum number of crossings in all drawings of $ G $ in the plane.

Conjecture   $ \displaystyle   cr(K_{m,n}) = \floor{\frac m2} \floor{\frac {m-1}2}                      \floor{\frac n2} \floor{\frac {n-1}2}  $

Keywords: complete bipartite graph; crossing number

What is the smallest number of disjoint spanning trees made a graph Hamiltonian ★★

Author(s): Goldengorin

We are given a complete simple undirected weighted graph $ G_1=(V,E) $ and its first arbitrary shortest spanning tree $ T_1=(V,E_1) $. We define the next graph $ G_2=(V,E\setminus E_1) $ and find on $ G_2 $ the second arbitrary shortest spanning tree $ T_2=(V,E_2) $. We continue similarly by finding $ T_3=(V,E_3) $ on $ G_3=(V,E\setminus \cup_{i=1}^{2}E_i) $, etc. Let k be the smallest number of disjoint shortest spanning trees as defined above and let $ T^{k}=(V,\cup_{i=1}^{k}E_i) $ be the graph obtained as union of all $ k $ disjoint trees.

Question 1. What is the smallest number of disjoint spanning trees creates a graph $ T^{k} $ containing a Hamiltonian path.

Question 2. What is the smallest number of disjoint spanning trees creates a graph $ T^{k} $ containing a shortest Hamiltonian path?

Questions 3 and 4. Replace in questions 1 and 2 a shortest spanning tree by a 1-tree. What is the smallest number of disjoint 1-trees creates a Hamiltonian graph? What is the smallest number of disjoint 1-trees creates a graph containing a shortest Hamiltonian cycle?

Keywords: 1-trees; cycle; Hamitonian path; spanning trees

Goldbach conjecture ★★★★

Author(s): Goldbach

Conjecture   Every even integer greater than 2 is the sum of two primes.

Keywords: additive basis; prime

Elementary symmetric of a sum of matrices ★★★



Given a Matrix $ A $, the $ k $-th elementary symmetric function of $ A $, namely $ S_k(A) $, is defined as the sum of all $ k $-by-$ k $ principal minors.

Find a closed expression for the $ k $-th elementary symmetric function of a sum of N $ n $-by-$ n $ matrices, with $ 0\le N\le k\le n $ by using partitions.


Alexa's Conjecture on Primality ★★

Author(s): Alexa

Definition   Let $ r_i $ be the unique integer (with respect to a fixed $ p\in\mathbb{N} $) such that

$$(2i+1)^{p-1} \equiv r_i \pmod p ~~\text{ and } ~ 0 \le r_i < p. $$

Conjecture   A natural number $ p \ge 8 $ is a prime iff $$ \displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^{\left \lfloor \frac{\sqrt[3]p}{2} \right \rfloor} r_i = \left \lfloor \frac{\sqrt[3]p}{2} \right \rfloor $$

Keywords: primality

The Crossing Number of the Complete Graph ★★★


The crossing number $ cr(G) $ of $ G $ is the minimum number of crossings in all drawings of $ G $ in the plane.

Conjecture   $ \displaystyle cr(K_n) =   \frac 14 \floor{\frac n2} \floor{\frac{n-1}2} \floor{\frac{n-2}2} \floor{\frac{n-3}2} $

Keywords: complete graph; crossing number

Edge-Colouring Geometric Complete Graphs ★★

Author(s): Hurtado

Question   What is the minimum number of colours such that every complete geometric graph on $ n $ vertices has an edge colouring such that:
    \item[Variant A] crossing edges get distinct colours, \item[Variant B] disjoint edges get distinct colours, \item[Variant C] non-disjoint edges get distinct colours, \item[Variant D] non-crossing edges get distinct colours.

Keywords: geometric complete graph, colouring

Are vertex minor closed classes chi-bounded? ★★

Author(s): Geelen

Question   Is every proper vertex-minor closed class of graphs chi-bounded?

Keywords: chi-bounded; circle graph; coloring; vertex minor

Acyclic edge-colouring ★★

Author(s): Fiamcik

Conjecture   Every simple graph with maximum degree $ \Delta $ has a proper $ (\Delta+2) $-edge-colouring so that every cycle contains edges of at least three distinct colours.

Keywords: edge-coloring

Coloring the union of degenerate graphs ★★

Author(s): Tarsi

Conjecture   The union of a $ 1 $-degenerate graph (a forest) and a $ 2 $-degenerate graph is $ 5 $-colourable.


The Crossing Number of the Hypercube ★★

Author(s): Erdos; Guy

The crossing number $ cr(G) $ of $ G $ is the minimum number of crossings in all drawings of $ G $ in the plane.

The $ d $-dimensional (hyper)cube $ Q_d $ is the graph whose vertices are all binary sequences of length $ d $, and two of the sequences are adjacent in $ Q_d $ if they differ in precisely one coordinate.

Conjecture   $ \displaystyle \lim  \frac{cr(Q_d)}{4^d} = \frac{5}{32} $

Keywords: crossing number; hypercube

Bounding the chromatic number of triangle-free graphs with fixed maximum degree ★★

Author(s): Kostochka; Reed

Conjecture   A triangle-free graph with maximum degree $ \Delta $ has chromatic number at most $ \ceil{\frac{\Delta}{2}}+2 $.

Keywords: chromatic number; girth; maximum degree; triangle free

Odd perfect numbers ★★★

Author(s): Ancient/folklore

Conjecture   There is no odd perfect number.

Keywords: perfect number

4-flow conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Tutte

Conjecture   Every bridgeless graph with no Petersen minor has a nowhere-zero 4-flow.

Keywords: minor; nowhere-zero flow; Petersen graph

A generalization of Vizing's Theorem? ★★

Author(s): Rosenfeld

Conjecture   Let $ H $ be a simple $ d $-uniform hypergraph, and assume that every set of $ d-1 $ points is contained in at most $ r $ edges. Then there exists an $ r+d-1 $-edge-coloring so that any two edges which share $ d-1 $ vertices have distinct colors.

Keywords: edge-coloring; hypergraph; Vizing

Circular flow number of regular class 1 graphs ★★

Author(s): Steffen

A nowhere-zero $ r $-flow $ (D(G),\phi) $ on $ G $ is an orientation $ D $ of $ G $ together with a function $ \phi $ from the edge set of $ G $ into the real numbers such that $ 1 \leq |\phi(e)| \leq r-1 $, for all $ e \in E(G) $, and $ \sum_{e \in E^+(v)}\phi(e) = \sum_{e \in E^-(v)}\phi(e), \textrm{ for all } v \in V(G) $. The circular flow number of $ G $ is inf$ \{ r | G $ has a nowhere-zero $ r $-flow $ \} $, and it is denoted by $ F_c(G) $.

A graph with maximum vertex degree $ k $ is a class 1 graph if its edge chromatic number is $ k $.

Conjecture   Let $ t \geq 1 $ be an integer and $ G $ a $ (2t+1) $-regular graph. If $ G $ is a class 1 graph, then $ F_c(G) \leq 2 + \frac{2}{t} $.

Keywords: nowhere-zero flow, edge-colorings, regular graphs

List Colourings of Complete Multipartite Graphs with 2 Big Parts ★★

Author(s): Allagan

Question   Given $ a,b\geq2 $, what is the smallest integer $ t\geq0 $ such that $ \chi_\ell(K_{a,b}+K_t)= \chi(K_{a,b}+K_t) $?

Keywords: complete bipartite graph; complete multipartite graph; list coloring

Good Edge Labelings ★★

Author(s): Araújo; Cohen; Giroire; Havet

Question   What is the maximum edge density of a graph which has a good edge labeling?

We say that a graph is good-edge-labeling critical, if it has no good edge labeling, but every proper subgraph has a good edge labeling.

Conjecture   For every $ c<4 $, there is only a finite number of good-edge-labeling critical graphs with average degree less than $ c $.

Keywords: good edge labeling, edge labeling

Unsolvability of word problem for 2-knot complements ★★★

Author(s): Gordon

Problem   Does there exist a smooth/PL embedding of $ S^2 $ in $ S^4 $ such that the fundamental group of the complement has an unsolvable word problem?

Keywords: 2-knot; Computational Complexity; knot theory

Finding k-edge-outerplanar graph embeddings ★★

Author(s): Bentz

Conjecture   It has been shown that a $ k $-outerplanar embedding for which $ k $ is minimal can be found in polynomial time. Does a similar result hold for $ k $-edge-outerplanar graphs?

Keywords: planar graph; polynomial algorithm

Star chromatic index of cubic graphs ★★

Author(s): Dvorak; Mohar; Samal

The star chromatic index $ \chi_s'(G) $ of a graph $ G $ is the minimum number of colors needed to properly color the edges of the graph so that no path or cycle of length four is bi-colored.

Question   Is it true that for every (sub)cubic graph $ G $, we have $ \chi_s'(G) \le 6 $?

Keywords: edge coloring; star coloring

The Bollobás-Eldridge-Catlin Conjecture on graph packing ★★★


Conjecture  (BEC-conjecture)   If $ G_1 $ and $ G_2 $ are $ n $-vertex graphs and $ (\Delta(G_1) + 1) (\Delta(G_2) + 1) < n + 1 $, then $ G_1 $ and $ G_2 $ pack.

Keywords: graph packing

Non-edges vs. feedback edge sets in digraphs ★★★

Author(s): Chudnovsky; Seymour; Sullivan

For any simple digraph $ G $, we let $ \gamma(G) $ be the number of unordered pairs of nonadjacent vertices (i.e. the number of non-edges), and $ \beta(G) $ be the size of the smallest feedback edge set.

Conjecture  If $ G $ is a simple digraph without directed cycles of length $ \le 3 $, then $ \beta(G) \le \frac{1}{2} \gamma(G) $.

Keywords: acyclic; digraph; feedback edge set; triangle free

Saturated $k$-Sperner Systems of Minimum Size ★★

Author(s): Morrison; Noel; Scott

Question   Does there exist a constant $ c>1/2 $ and a function $ n_0(k) $ such that if $ |X|\geq n_0(k) $, then every saturated $ k $-Sperner system $ \mathcal{F}\subseteq \mathcal{P}(X) $ has cardinality at least $ 2^{(1+o(1))ck} $?

Keywords: antichain; extremal combinatorics; minimum saturation; saturation; Sperner system

Switching reconstruction of digraphs ★★

Author(s): Bondy; Mercier

Question   Are there any switching-nonreconstructible digraphs on twelve or more vertices?


Odd cycles and low oddness ★★


Conjecture   If in a bridgeless cubic graph $ G $ the cycles of any $ 2 $-factor are odd, then $ \omega(G)\leq 2 $, where $ \omega(G) $ denotes the oddness of the graph $ G $, that is, the minimum number of odd cycles in a $ 2 $-factor of $ G $.


Edge Reconstruction Conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Harary


Every simple graph with at least 4 edges is reconstructible from it's edge deleted subgraphs

Keywords: reconstruction

Hoàng-Reed Conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Hoang; Reed

Conjecture   Every digraph in which each vertex has outdegree at least $ k $ contains $ k $ directed cycles $ C_1, \ldots, C_k $ such that $ C_j $ meets $ \cup_{i=1}^{j-1}C_i $ in at most one vertex, $ 2 \leq j \leq k $.