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THE CHARACTER GRAPH OF A FINITE GROUP IS PERFECT

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 November 2020

MAHDI EBRAHIMI
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School of Mathematics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5746, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract

For a finite group G, let $\Delta (G)$ denote the character graph built on the set of degrees of the irreducible complex characters of G. A perfect graph is a graph $\Gamma $ in which the chromatic number of every induced subgraph $\Delta $ of $\Gamma $ equals the clique number of $\Delta $ . We show that the character graph $\Delta (G)$ of a finite group G is always a perfect graph. We also prove that the chromatic number of the complement of $\Delta (G)$ is at most three.

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This research was supported in part by a grant from the School of Mathematics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM).

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