License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)
When quoting this document, please refer to the following
DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2023.8
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-178584
Go to the corresponding LIPIcs Volume Portal

Ambrus, Gergely ; Balko, Martin ; Frankl, Nóra ; Jung, Attila ; Naszódi, Márton

On Helly Numbers of Exponential Lattices

LIPIcs-SoCG-2023-8.pdf (0.9 MB)


Given a set S ⊆ ℝ², define the Helly number of S, denoted by H(S), as the smallest positive integer N, if it exists, for which the following statement is true: for any finite family ℱ of convex sets in ℝ² such that the intersection of any N or fewer members of ℱ contains at least one point of S, there is a point of S common to all members of ℱ.
We prove that the Helly numbers of exponential lattices {αⁿ : n ∈ ℕ₀}² are finite for every α > 1 and we determine their exact values in some instances. In particular, we obtain H({2ⁿ : n ∈ ℕ₀}²) = 5, solving a problem posed by Dillon (2021).
For real numbers α, β > 1, we also fully characterize exponential lattices L(α,β) = {αⁿ : n ∈ ℕ₀} × {βⁿ : n ∈ ℕ₀} with finite Helly numbers by showing that H(L(α,β)) is finite if and only if log_α(β) is rational.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Ambrus, Gergely and Balko, Martin and Frankl, N\'{o}ra and Jung, Attila and Nasz\'{o}di, M\'{a}rton},
  title =	{{On Helly Numbers of Exponential Lattices}},
  booktitle =	{39th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2023)},
  pages =	{8:1--8:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-273-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{258},
  editor =	{Chambers, Erin W. and Gudmundsson, Joachim},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-178584},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2023.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: Helly numbers, exponential lattices, Diophantine approximation}

Keywords: Helly numbers, exponential lattices, Diophantine approximation
Collection: 39th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 09.06.2023

DROPS-Home | Fulltext Search | Imprint | Privacy Published by LZI