We show that the problems of approximating the shortest and closest vector in a lattice to within a factor of &nradic; lie in NP intersect coNP. The result (almost) subsumes the three mutually-incomparable previous results regarding these lattice problems: Banaszczyk [1993], Goldreich and Goldwasser [2000], and Aharonov and Regev [2003]. Our technique is based on a simple fact regarding succinct approximation of functions using their Fourier series over the lattice. This technique might be… Expand