When: **Monday** **March 19**, **2 pm**

Where: room **C417**

**Abstract**

Geelen conjectured that every proper vertex-minor closed class of graphs is chi-bounded, i.e., for every graph G within the class, the chromatic number of G is bounded by a function of its clique number.

Motivated by this conjecture, we show that for every proper vertex-minor closed class, there exists K such that every graph G within the class with girth at least 10 has chromatic number at most K.