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Robert F. Tichy 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) 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, 2011-2012)
  • Austrian delegate in the General Assembly of ICM 2014 in Korea
  • Dean (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy, 2018-2019)

Editorial Duties

  • Journal of Number Theory (1991 - 2000)
  • Journal de Théorie des Nombres, Bordeaux
  • Monatshefte für Mathematik (advisory board)
  • Mathematica Slovaca
  • Fibonacci Quarterly
  • Uniform Distribution Theory
  • 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)
  • The Ramanujan Journal (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • "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)

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 (2014-2023)
  • Honorary Doctor, University of Debrecen (2017)
  • Senior Member of the London Mathematical Society
  • Life Member of the American Mathematical Society
  • Jean-Morlet Chair (CIRM and University Aix-Marseille, 2020)


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

Robert F. Tichy Gesäuse 2019
Gesäuse mountains (2019)
Robert F. Tichy Baikal Conference 2019
Baikal Number Theory Conference 2019

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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