Infinite Geometric Graphs and Properties of Metrics

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lind 305
Jeannette Janssen (Dalhousie University)
If the random graph model G(n,p) is extended to a countably infinite set, we obtain a unique graph (up to isomorphism), known as the Rado graph R. With my co-author Anthony Bonato, we aimed to take a similar approach in a geometric setting. Given a countable set of points in a metric space (R^n, d), two points are made adjacent with probability p if their distance is at most 1. For certain metrics, this leads to a unique isomorphism type. Moreover, the graph has a deterministic construction. For other metrics, we obtain infinitely many isomorphism types. The dichotomy hangs on a particular rounding property of metrics.