Michael Th. Rassias

I am currently a Latsis Foundation Senior Fellow at the University of Zürich (co-funded by the University of Zürich and the Latsis Foundation).  Since September 1, 2015 I have been a researcher with teaching duties (I have also been Forschungskredit researcher for 2016-17) at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zürich and a visiting researcher at the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

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).

Since September 2017, I have been a member of the editorial board of the Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society 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, analytic number theory and more specifically in exponential / trigonometric sums, zeta functions, the Riemann Hypothesis, approximation theory, functional equations and analytic inequalities.

My Erdős Number is 2 via Helmut Maier.


My Google Scholar Citations

My h-index is 16