**Steve Lester**

**Lecturer in Number Theory**

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

### Research articles and preprints

arXiv author page: http://arxiv.org/a/lester_s_1 (not all of my articles are listed there)
13.
* An effective universality theorem for the Riemann zeta-function
*,
(with Youness Lamzouri and Maksym Radziwiłł), Comment. Math. Helv., accepted for publication.

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., 350 (2017), no. 1,
279--300.

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, 144 (2016), no. 12, 5015--5027.

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),
J. Anal. Math, accepted 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.

### Teaching

Winter 2017:
Math 346/377: Introduction to Elementary Number Theory
Spring 2015:
Sieve theory and its applications
### Contact Information

School of Mathematical Sciences

Queen Mary University of London

London, UK

Email: s.lester (at) qmul.ac.uk

Office Phone: +44 20 7882 2966

Office: CB312, Queens' building

### Previous positions

Postdoctoral fellow, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques at the University of Montreal, 2016-2017
Postdoctoral fellow, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015-2016, Supervisor: Pär Kurlberg
Postdoctoral fellow, Tel Aviv University, 2013-2015, Supervisor: Zeév Rudnick
Graduate Student, University of Rochester, PhD completed May 2013, Adviser: Steve Gonek
### Links

Centre de Recherches Mathematiques

KTH department of Mathematics

Arithmetic and Quantum Chaos

Tel Aviv University School of Mathematical Sciences

Univerity of Rochester Mathematics Department

Willamette University (my undergraduate alma mater)

MathSciNet
Last update: August 3, 2017.