Normal Polytopes and Ellipsoids

  • Joseph Gubeladze


We show that: (1) unimodular simplices in a lattice 3-polytope cover a neighborhood of the boundary of the polytope if and only if the polytope is very ample, (2) the convex hull of lattice points in every ellipsoid in $\mathbb{R}^3$ has a unimodular cover, and (3) for every $d\geqslant 5$, there are ellipsoids in $\mathbb{R}^d$, such that the convex hulls of the lattice points in these ellipsoids are not even normal. Part (c) answers a question of Bruns, Michałek, and the author.

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