An Efficient Container Lemma

József Balogh, Wojciech Samotij

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We prove a new, efficient version of the hypergraph container theorems that is suited for hypergraphs with large uniformities. The main novelty is a refined approach to constructing containers that employs simple ideas from high-dimensional convex geometry. The existence of smaller families of containers for independent sets in such hypergraphs, which is guaranteed by the new theorem, allows us to improve upon the best currently known bounds for several problems in extremal graph theory, discrete geometry, and Ramsey theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number17
JournalDiscrete Analysis
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


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