# How many edges are needed to force an $H$-minor?

3 December 2013
14:30
Bruce Reed
Abstract
We consider the parameter $a(H)$, which is the smallest a such that if $|E(G)|$ is at least/exceeds $a|V(H)|/2$ then $G$ has an $H$-minor. We are especially interested in sparse $H$ and in bounding $a(H)$ as a function of $|E(H)|$ and $|V(H)|$. This is joint work with David Wood.
• Combinatorial Theory Seminar