Ehrhart’s conjecture proposes a sharp upper bound on the volume of a convex body whose barycenter is its only interior lattice point. Recently, Berman and Berndtsson proved this conjecture for a class of rational polytopes including reflexive polytopes. In particular, they showed that the complex projective space has the maximal anticanonical degree among all toric Kähler- Einstein Fano manifolds.
In this note, we prove that projective space is the only such toric manifold with maximal degree by proving the corresponding convex-geometric statement. We also discuss a generalized version of Ehrhart’s conjecture involving an invariant corresponding to the so-called greatest lower bound on the Ricci curvature.
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