The \(D_4\) Root System is Not Universally Optimal
Conway, John H.
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CitationCohn, Henry, John H. Conway, Noam D. Elkies, and Abhinav Kumar. 2007. The \(D_4\) root system is not universally optimal. Experimental Mathematics 16(3): 313-320.
AbstractWe prove that the \(D_4\) root system (equivalently, the set of vertices of the regular 24-cell) is not a universally optimal spherical code. We further conjecture that there is no universally optimal spherical code of 24 points in \(S^3\), based on numerical computations suggesting that every 5-design consisting of 24 points in \(S^3\) is in a 3-parameter family (which we describe explicitly, based on a construction due to Sali) of deformations of the \(D_4\) root system.
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