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Kyoto 2010
Kyoto 2010
Robert F. Tichy Rossschweif
After 5 days in the mountains (2008)
Mont Blanc 2017
Mont Blanc (2017)

Office: +43/316/873/7120
Fax: +43/316/873/7126

my address:

Institut für Analysis und Zahlentheorie
Technische Universität Graz
Steyrergasse 30
A-8010 Graz

Research Interests

  • Uniform Distribution and Discrepancy
  • Diophantine Equations
  • Analytic Combinatorics
  • Algorithmic Number Theory
  • Fractal Structures
  • Asymptotic and Stochastic Analysis
  • Information Based Complexity
  • Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods
  • Mathematics in Finance and Insurance

Administrative Positions

  • Head of the Department of Mathematics (TU Graz, 1994-2000)
  • Co-Speaker of the research area "Number-Theoretic Algorithms and their Applications" (funded by FWF) (2000-2005)
  • Member of the Senate of the TU Graz (1998-2006)
  • Member of the Convent of the TU Graz (2003-2004)
  • Vice-President of the Austrian Mathematical Society (OeMG) (2002-2005)
  • President of the Austrian Mathematical Society (OeMG) (2006-2009)
  • Dean (Faculty of Science, TU Graz, 2003), Dean (2004-2009, 2018- ) and Vice-Dean (2010-2017) of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Member of the Board (Kuratorium) of the FWF (Austrian Science Foundation) (2006-2014)
  • Appointment to the ESF Standing Committee for Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC, 2011-12)
  • Austrian delegate in the General Assembly of ICM 2014 in Korea

Editorial Duties

  • Journal of Number Theory (1991 - 2000)
  • Journal de Théorie des Nombres, Bordeaux
  • Monatshefte für Mathematik (advisory board)
  • Mathematica Slovaca
  • Fibonacci Quarterly
  • Grazer Mathematische Berichte
  • "Number Theoretic Analysis", Lecture Notes in Mathematics volume 1452, Springer 1990, with E. Hlawka
  • "Algebraic Number Theory and Diophantine Analysis", de Gruyter Proceedings in Mathematics, de Gruyter 2000, with F. Halter-Koch
  • Integers, Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory (Member of the Editorial Board, 2006- )
  • "Diophantine Approximation: Festschrift for Wolfgang Schmidt", Springer 2008, with H.P. Schlickewei and K. Schmidt
  • "Dependence in Probability, Analysis and Number Theory" (In Memory of Walter Philipp), Kendrick Press 2010, with I. Berkes, R.C. Bradley, H Dehling and M. Peligrad
  • International Mathematical News (IMN, Austrian Mathematical Society), 2010-

Professional Positions and Awards

  • Ph.D. University of Vienna (1979)
  • Life-Insurance consultant (1979-1981)
  • Assistant (Vienna, 1980-1983)
  • Lecturer of Actuarial Sciences (Linz, 1980)
  • Award of the Austrian Mathematical Society (1985)
  • Dozent (Habilitation TU Vienna, 1983-1990)
  • Full Professor (TU Graz, since 1990)
  • Visiting Positions: Salzburg (1986), Tata Institute Bombay (1992), Marseille (1993, 1995, 2010, 2011), Debrecen (1997), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, 2000), University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, 2003), University of Vienna (2010), Macquarie University Sydney (2010), University Paris 7 (2018)
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (1997-2002)
  • Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2004- )
  • Faculty Member of the doctoral school DK Discrete Mathematics (2010-)
  • Faculty Member of the SFB "Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods: Theory and Applications" SFB Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods (2014-)
  • Honorary Doctor, University of Debrecen (2017)
  • Senior Member LMS


Each semester, I do teaching for undergraduate engineering students as well as undergraduate and graduate math students. For details see "List of current courses and lectures". Furthermore, each year, I give a lecture in insurance mathematics.

PhD Students (Mathematics Genealogy Project)

Selected Publications

Publications since 2000

You might also like to have a look at some photographs taken at regular mountain tours.
Also, look at some pictures from South Africa (2003)

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