In 2017, Ron Aharoni proposed the following generalization of the Caccetta-Häggkvist conjecture: if G is a simple n-vertex edge-colored graph with n color classes of size at least r, then G contains a rainbow cycle of length at most the ceiling of n/r.
I will begin with a summary of recent progress on Aharoni's conjecture based on a new survey article of Katie Clinch, Jackson Goerner, Freddie Illingworth, and myself. I will then sketch a proof that Aharoni's conjecture holds up to an additive constant for each fixed r. The last result is joint work with Patrick Hompe.
Sapienza Università di Roma
Tuesday 21 February 2023, 10am