Indexed on: 07 Jul '06Published on: 07 Jul '06Published in: Mathematics - Combinatorics
Circular arc graphs are graphs whose vertices can be represented as arcs on a circle such that any two vertices are adjacent if and only if their corresponding arcs intersect. Proper circular arc graphs are graphs which have a circular arc representation where no arc is completely contained in any other arc. Hadwiger's conjecture states that if a graph $G$ has chromatic number $k$, then a complete graph of $k$ vertices is a minor of $G$. We prove Hadwiger's conjecture for proper circular arc graphs.