Cheeger inequalities for unbounded graph Laplacians

  • Frank Bauer

    Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Matthias Keller

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Radosław K. Wojciechowski

    York College of The City University of New York, Jamaica, USA


We use the concept of intrinsic metrics to give a new definition for an isoperimetric constant of a graph. We use this novel isoperimetric constant to prove a Cheeger-type estimate for the bottom of the spectrum which is nontrivial even if the vertex degrees are unbounded.

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Frank Bauer, Matthias Keller, Radosław K. Wojciechowski, Cheeger inequalities for unbounded graph Laplacians. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 17 (2015), no. 2, pp. 259–271

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/503