K_5 subdivisions in 5-connected nonplanar graphs

Graph Theory Seminar
Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 12:05pm
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
A well know theorem of Kuratowski states that a graph is planar graph iff it contains no TK_5 or TK_{3,3}. In 1970s Seymour conjectured that every 5-connected nonplanar graph contains a TK_5. In the talk we will discuss several special cases of the conjecture, for example the graphs containing K_4^- (K_4 withour an edge). A related independent paths theorem also will be covered.