Dyck graph

There is a unique cubic symmetric (i.e., both vertex- and edge-transitive) graph on 32 vertices known as the Dyck graph.


The Dyck graph is the graph that has as vertices the triangles in the Shrikhande graph, adjacent when they share an edge.


The group is (4x4):3:2:2 of order 192. It is vertex- and edge-transitive, with vertex stabilizer Sym(3).


The Dyck graph has spectrum ±31, (±√5)6, ±19, and is the unique graph with this spectrum.

Distribution diagram

Every vertex has a unique special antipode at distance 5, but interchanging special antipodes is not a graph automorphism. The graph is bipartite. The two components of the distance-2 graph are copies of the Shrikhande graph. The diameter is 5, the girth 6.


W. Dyck, Über Aufstellung und Untersuchung von Gruppe und Irrationalität regulärer Riemann'scher Flächen, Math. Ann. 17 (1881) 473.

Wolfram, Dyck Graph.

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