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Local Convergence of Random Graph Colorings

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Abstract

Let G=G(n,m) be a random graph whose average degree d=2m/n is below the k-colorability threshold. If we sample a k-coloring Sigma of G uniformly at random, what can we say about the correlations between the colors assigned to vertices that are far apart? According to a prediction from statistical physics, for average degrees below the so-called condensation threshold d_c, the colors assigned to far away vertices are asymptotically independent [Krzakala et al: PNAS 2007]. We prove this conjecture for k exceeding a certain constant k_0. More generally, we determine the joint distribution of the k-colorings that Sigma induces locally on the bounded-depth neighborhoods of a fixed number of vertices.

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@InProceedings{cojaoghlan_et_al:LIPIcs:2015:5332,
  author =	{Amin Coja-Oghlan and Charilaos Efthymiou and Nor Jaafari},
  title =	{{Local Convergence of Random Graph Colorings}},
  booktitle =	{Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2015)},
  pages =	{726--737},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-89-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{40},
  editor =	{Naveen Garg and Klaus Jansen and Anup Rao and Jos{\'e} D. P. Rolim},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5332},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-53321},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX-RANDOM.2015.726},
  annote =	{Keywords: Random graph, Galton-Watson tree, phase transitions, graph coloring, Gibbs distribution, convergence}
}

Keywords: Random graph, Galton-Watson tree, phase transitions, graph coloring, Gibbs distribution, convergence
Seminar: Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2015)
Issue date: 2015
Date of publication: 2015


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