Lattices From Tight Frames and Vertex Transitive Graphs

  • Lenny Fukshansky
  • Deanna Needell
  • Josiah Park
  • Yuxin Xin


We show that real tight frames that generate lattices must be rational. In the case of irreducible group frames, we show that the corresponding lattice is always strongly eutactic. We use this observation to describe a construction of strongly eutactic lattices from vertex transitive graphs. We show that such lattices exist in arbitrarily large dimensions and discuss some examples arising from complete graphs, product graphs, as well as some other notable examples of graphs. In particular, some well-known root lattices and those related to them can be recovered this way. We discuss various properties of this construction and also mention some potential applications of lattices generated by incoherent systems of vectors.

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