Austrian Hospice, Jerusalem

Steve Lester

About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University for the 2014-2015 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 number theory, especially L-functions, multiplicative functions, classical automorphic forms; mathematical physics, epsecially quantum chaos

Curriculum vitae (Last updated: January 2015)

email: slester (at)

Research articles and preprints

arXiv author page: (not all of my articles are listed there)

10. Zeros of modular forms in thin sets and effective Quantum Unique Ergodicity , (with Kaisa Matomäki and Maksym Radziwiłł).

9. On the variance of sums of divisor functions in short intervals, submitted for publication.

8. On the distribution of the divisor function and Hecke eigenvalues (with Nadav Yesha), Israel J. Math., accepted for publication.

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

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

5. On the distribution of the zeros of the derivative of the Riemann zeta-function, Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc., 157 (2014), no. 3, 425–442.

4. The distribution of the logarithmic derivative of the Riemann zeta-function, Quart. J. of Math., (2014) 65 (4): 1319-1344.

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. 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: January 8, 2015.