**Speaker: **Sofya Mukhamedjanova (Kazan Federal University)

**Date and time: **16.03.2022, 17:00 (GMT +03:00)

**Title: **Explicit formulas for chromatic polynomials of some series-parallel graphs

**Abstract: ** The main goal of my report is to present explicit formulas for chromatic polynomials of some planar series-parallel graphs (sp-graphs). The necklace-graph considered in this report is the simplest non-trivial sp-graph. We have provided the explicit formula for calculating the chromatic polynomial of common sp-graphs. In addition, we have presented the explicit formulas for calculating chromatic polynomials of the ring of the necklace graph and the necklace of the necklace graph. Chromatic polynomials of the necklace graph and the ring of the necklace graph have been initially obtained by transition to the dual graph and the subsequent using of the flow polynomial. The use of the partition function of the Potts model is a more general way to evaluate chromatic polynomials. In this method, we have used the parallel- and series-reduction identities that were introduced by A. Sokal. We have developed this idea and introduced the transformation of the necklace-graph reduction. Using this transformation makes it easier to calculate chromatic polynomials for the necklace-graph, the ring of the necklace graph, as well as allows to calculate the chromatic polynomial of the necklace of the necklace graph. This report is based on our joint work E. Yu. Lerner, S. A. Mukhamedjanova, “Explicit formulas for chromatic polynomials of some series-parallel graphs” http://www.mathnet.ru/php/archive.phtml?wshow=paper&jrnid=uzku&paperid=1459&option_lang=rus

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