Abstract

We present an $\mathcal{O}^\star(2^{0.5n})$ time and $\mathcal{O}^\star(2^{0.249999n})$ space randomized algorithm for solving worst-case Subset Sum instances with $n$ integers. This is the first improvement over the long-standing $\mathcal{O}^\star(2^{n/2})$ time and $\mathcal{O}^\star(2^{n/4})$ space algorithm due to Schroeppel and Shamir (FOCS 1979). We breach this gap in two steps: (1) We present
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