Using the universal torsor method due to Salberger, we study the approximation of a general fixed point by rational points on split toric varieties. We prove that under certain geometric hypothesis the best approximations (in the sense of McKinnon and Roth’s work) can be achieved on rational curves passing through the fixed point of minimal degree, confirming a conjecture of McKinnon. These curves are also minimal in the sense of deformation theory, and they correspond, according to Batyrev’s terminology, to the centred primitive collections of the structural fan.
"Rational approximations on toric varieties." Algebra Number Theory 15 (2) 461 - 512, 2021. https://doi.org/10.2140/ant.2021.15.461