Steve Lester

About Me

I have moved to the University of Montreal. This page will no longer be updated. My new webpage can be found here

Research interests: analytic number theory, especially L-functions, multiplicative functions, classical automorphic forms; mathematical physics, epsecially quantum chaos

Curriculum vitae (Last updated: June 2016)

email: sjlester (at)


  • Fall 2015: Math SF1625
  • Spring 2015: Sieve theory and its applications, Wednesday 11-14, Dan David 204
  • Research articles and preprints

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

    12. Quantum unique ergodicity for half-integral weight automorphic forms , (with Maksym Radziwiłł).

    11. Small scale equidistribution of eigenfunctions on the torus , (with Zeév Rudnick), Comm. Math. Phys., accepted for publication.

    10. Small scale distribution of zeros and mass of modular forms , (with Kaisa Matomäki and Maksym Radziwiłł), submitted for publication.

    9. On the variance of sums of divisor functions in short intervals, Proc. Amer. Math. Society, accepted for publication.

    8. On the distribution of the divisor function and Hecke eigenvalues (with Nadav Yesha), Israel J. Math., 212 (2016), no. 1, 443-472.

    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. Not. IMRN, (2015), no. 9, 2406-2436.

    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

    Department of Mathematics
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    SE-10044, Stockholm, Sweden
    Office: 3634
    Email: sjlester(at)
    Office Phone: +46 (0)8 790 6690


  • KTH department of Mathematics

  • Arithmetic and Quantum Chaos

  • Tel Aviv University School of Mathematical Sciences

  • Univerity of Rochester Mathematics Department

  • Willamette University (My undergraduate university)

  • MathSciNet

    Last update: June 16, 2016.