Yotam Smilansky

I am currently an Orzan post-doctoral fellow at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and I have recently completed my PhD studies at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel-Aviv University, under the supervision of Professor Barak Weiss. My main research interest is the study of tilings, aperiodic order and mathematical models of quasicrystals, the associated dynamical systems and their interactions with number theory.

My full CV and contact information can be found here.

Kakutani sequence


  1. Sums of two squares – pair correlation and distribution in short intervals.
    Yotam Smilansky
    Int. J. Number Theory 9 (2013), no. 7, 1687–1711.
  2. On the function field analogue of Landau's theorem on sums of two squares.
    Lior Bary-Soroker, Yoam Smilansky and Adva Wolf.
    Finite Fields Appl. 39 (2016), 195–215.
  3. The distribution of path lengths on directed weighted graphs.
    Avner Kiro, Yotam Smilansky and Uzy Smilansky.
    Analysis as a Tool in Mathematical Physics: in Memory of Boris Pavlov, edited by Pavel Kurasov, Ari Laptev, Sergey Naboko and Barry Simon, Birkhauser, in press.
  4. Uniform distribution of Kakutani partitions generated by substitution schemes.
    Yotam Smilansky.

Research Talks in Scientific Meetings and Seminars

    Analysis Seminar, 2019, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

    Dynamical & Probability Seminar, 2019, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

    Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Seminar, 2018, University of Bristol, UK (slides).

    Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Seminar, 2018, University of Warwick, UK.

    Dynamics Seminar, 2018, University of Maryland, MD.

    Ergodic Theory & Statistical Mechanics Seminar, 2018, Princeton University, NJ.

    Dynamical Systems Seminar, 2018, Stony Brook University, NY.

    Integrable Systems and Random Matrix Theory Seminar, 2018, University of Michigan, MI.

    Number Theory Seminar, 2018, Rutgers University, NJ.

    Mathematics Colloquium, 2018, The City University of New York, NY.

    Dynamical Systems Seminar, 2018, University of Houston, TX.

    Undergraduate Colloquium, 2018, University of Houston, TX (slides).

    Geometry-Analysis Seminar, 2018, Rice University, TX.

    Groups & Dynamics Seminar, 2018, University of Texas at Austin, TX.

    Model Sets and Aperiodic Order Conference, 2018, Durham University, UK (slides).

    The Israeli Mathematical Union annual meating, 2018, Technion, Israel.

    Analysis Seminar, 2018, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

    Horowitz Seminar on Probability, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, 2018, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

    Probability and Ergodic Theory Seminar, 2018, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

    The Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on Quasicrystals, Delone sets and Generalizations of Lattices, 2018, Ohalo, Israel.

    Research School: Tiling Dynamical System (short presentation), 2017, CIRM, Marseille Luminy, France.

    Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Diophantine Approximation, Fractal Geometry and Dynamics, 2016, MFO, Oberwolfach, Germany.

    From Quantum Chaos to Graphs and Spectral Patterns (poster), 2016, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.


    Linear Algebra for Engineers lecture notes, Tel Aviv University 2016 (in hebrew).