It follows from work of S. Mochizuki, F. Liu, and B. Osserman that there is a relationship between Ehrhart’s theory concerning rational polytopes and the geometry of the moduli stack classifying dormant indigenous bundles on a proper hyperbolic curve in positive characteristic. This relationship was established by considering the (finite) cardinality of the set consisting of certain colorings on a -regular graph called spin networks. In the present article, we recall the correspondences between spin networks, lattice points of rational polytopes, and dormant indigenous bundles and present some identities and explicit computations of invariants associated with the objects involved.
"Spin networks, Ehrhart quasipolynomials, and combinatorics of dormant indigenous bundles." Kyoto J. Math. 59 (3) 649 - 684, September 2019. https://doi.org/10.1215/21562261-2019-0020