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SEMINAR:Neumaier graphs (This is joint work with A. Abiad...

Speaker: Maarten De Boeck

Title: Neumaier graphs (This is joint work with A. Abiad, W. Castryck, B. De Bruyn, J. Koolen and S. Zeijlemaker). 

Date/Time:  17 November 2021 / 13:40 - 14:30 pm

Zoom: Meeting ID: https://sabanciuniv.zoom.us/j/94368587993?pwd=WnpVZ3U1MTBBUGFHSTRRT0Flcmlhdz09

Passcode: 658402

Abstract: A Neumaier graph is an edge-regular graph with a regular clique. A lot of strongly regular graphs (but clearly not all of them) are indeed Neumaier, but in [3] it was asked whether there are Neumaier graphs that are not strongly regular. This question was only solved recently (see [2]), so now we know there are so-called strictly Neumaier graphs. In this talk I will discuss several new results on (strictly) Neumaier graphs, including bounds and (non)-existence results. I will focus on a new construction producing an infinite number of strictly Neumaier graphs, described in [1]. The proofs rely on several results from number theory. I will also discuss a few eigenvalue results about Neumaier graphs.

References:[1] A. Abiad and W. Castryck and M. De Boeck and J.H. Koolen and S. Zeijlemaker, An infinite class of Neumaier graphs and non-existence results, arXiv:2109.14281 (2021), 22 pp. 

[2] G.R. Greaves and J.H. Koolen, Edge-regular graphs with regular cliques, European J. Combin. 71 (2018), 194–201. 

[3] A. Neumaier, Regular cliques in graphs and special 1 1/2-designs, Finite Geometries and Designs, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Series vol. 49 (1981), 244–259.