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Steve Lester

About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University for the 2013-2014 academic year working under the supervision of Prof. Zeev Rudnick.

In May 2013, I completed a PhD at the University of Rochester under the guidance of Prof. Steven Gonek.

Research interests: analytic and probabilistic number theory, L-functions, multiplicative functions, classical automorphic forms.

Curriculum vitae (Last updated: October 2014)

email: slester (at)

Research articles and preprints

arXiv author page: (not all of my articles are listed there)
  • The variance of sums of divisor functions in short intervals, preprint available upon request.

  • On the distribution of the divisor function and Hecke eigenvalues (with Nadav Yesha), submitted for publication.

  • Discrepancy bounds for the distribution of the Riemann zeta-function with applications (with Youness Lamzouri and Maksym Radziwiłł), submitted for publication.

  • On the distribution of the zeros of the derivative of the Riemann zeta-function, Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc., to appear. doi:10.1017/S0305004114000413

  • a-Points of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical line, Int. Math. Res. Notices, to appear. doi: 10.1093/imrn/rnt356

  • The distribution of the logarithmic derivative of the Riemann zeta-function, Quart. J. of Math., to appear. doi: 10.1093/qmath/hat060

  • On Balazard, Saias, and Yor's equivalence to the Riemann Hypothesis (with Hung Bui, Micah Milinovich), J. Math. Anal. Appl., 409 (2014), no. 1, 244–253.

  • Mean values of ζ'/ζ(s), correlation of zeros, and the distribution of almost primes (with David Farmer, Steve Gonek, Yoonbok Lee), Quart. J. of Math., 64 (2013), no. 4, 1057-1089.

  • A note on simple a-points of L-functions (with Steve Gonek, Micah Milinovich), Proc. Amer. Math. Society, 140 (2012), no. 12, 4097-4103.

  • Contact Information

    School of Mathematical Sciences
    Tel Aviv University
    Tel Aviv, Israel 69978
    Office: Schreiber 313
    Email: slester(at)
    Office Phone: 972-3-6405372


  • Arithmetic and Quantum Chaos

  • Tel Aviv University School of Mathematical Sciences

  • Univerity of Rochester Mathematics Department

  • Willamette University (My undergraduate university)

  • MathSciNet

    Last update: October 6, 2014.