Michael Th. Rassias

►  I am currently an Associate Professor (tenured) of Mathematical Analysis, Number Theory and Cryptography at the Department of Mathematics and Engineering Sciences of the Hellenic Military Academy (HMA), Ministry of National Defense (see also link1, link2 and link3).

► For the period 2015-2023, I was a visiting researcher at the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton. For my IAS profile click here.

For the period 2015-2021, I was a researcher with teaching duties at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zürich. Particularly:

   For the period January 1, 2018 until August 31, 2019 I was a Latsis Foundation Senior Fellow at the University of Zürich (co-funded by the University of Zürich and the Latsis Foundation).

   For the period 2016-2017, I was a Forschungskredit researcher at the University of Zürich.

During this period, I also collaborated with Artur Avila and Yakov Sinai for the preparation of the Springer volume entitled “Analysis at Large: Dedicated to the Life and Work of Jean Bourgain” which was published in 2022.

During the academic year 2014-2015, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematics of Princeton University and the Department of Mathematics of ETH-Zürich, conducting research at Princeton with support granted from ETH-Zürich. While at Princeton, I collaborated with John F. Nash, Jr. for the preparation of the volume entitled “Open Problems in Mathematics”, Springer, 2016 (Notices, AMS / IAS / BBC Radio interview, Nash Memorial-Princeton).

Since September 2017, I have been a member of the editorial board of the Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society (currently known as the European Math. Society Magazine) in charge of the column "Solved and Unsolved Problems". For the list of contributors of problems in this column (since September 2017) click here.


I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from ETH-Zürich in September 2014. Supervisors: Professor Emmanuel Kowalski and Professor Helmut Maier. Dissertation title: Analytic investigation of cotangent sums related to the Riemann zeta function.

I received my Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) from the University of Cambridge in July 2011.

I did my undergraduate studies in Greece at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, obtaining a Diploma in March 2010.

Research Interests

My current research interests lie in mathematical analysis, computational mathematics, analytic number theory and more specifically in exponential / trigonometric sums, zeta functions, the Riemann Hypothesis, the Goldbach Conjecture, gaps of primes, functional equations, analytic inequalities and cryptography.

My Erdős Number is 2 via Helmut Maier.


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