A class of Ramsey-extremal hypergraphs

Document Type : Research Paper


Australian National University


In 1991‎, ‎McKay and Radziszowski proved that‎, ‎however each $3$-subset of a $13$-set is assigned one of two colours‎, ‎there is some $4$-subset whose four $3$-subsets have the same colour‎. ‎More than 25 years later‎, ‎this remains the only non-trivial classical Ramsey number known for hypergraphs‎. ‎In this article‎, ‎we find all the extremal colourings of the $3$-subsets of a 12-set and list some of their properties‎. ‎We also provide an answer to a question of Dudek‎, ‎La Fleur‎, ‎Mubayi and R\"odl about the size-Ramsey numbers of hypergraphs‎.


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Volume 6, Issue 3 - Serial Number 3
September 2017
Pages 37-43
  • Receive Date: 04 December 2016
  • Revise Date: 30 December 2016
  • Accept Date: 05 January 2017
  • Published Online: 01 September 2017