Ramsey Graphs Induce Subgraphs of Many Different Sizes

  • Bhargav Narayanan
  • Julian Sahasrabudhe
  • István Tomon


A graph on n vertices is said to be C-Ramsey if every clique or independent set of the graph has size at most C logn. The only known constructions of Ramsey graphs are probabilistic in nature, and it is generally believed that such graphs possess many of the same properties as dense random graphs. Here, we demonstrate one such property: for any fixed C > 0, every C-Ramsey graph on n vertices induces subgraphs of at least n2-o(1) distinct sizes. This near-optimal result is closely related to two unresolved conjectures, the first due to Erdős and McKay and the second due to Erdős, Faudree and Sós, both from 1992.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

05D10 05C35 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhargav Narayanan
    • 1
  • Julian Sahasrabudhe
    • 2
  • István Tomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

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