Lattice-Width Directions and Minkowski's $3^d$-Theorem

Jan Draisma, Tyrrell B. McAllister, Benjamin Nill
2012 SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics  
We show that the number of lattice directions in which a convex body in R d has minimum width is at most 3 d − 1, with equality only for the regular cross-polytope. This is deduced from a sharpened version of the 3 d -theorem due to Minkowski.
doi:10.1137/120877635 fatcat:7ouya3fppvbuzpcwaydqnt744q