Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, Queens University (2001)
- MAT-196 LEC (Calculus A), MTWF 10:00-10:50, PETT 227
- MAT-196 LEC (Calculus A), MTWF 12:00-12:50, PETT 227
Research Interests: I am interested in classical questions concerning prime numbers and their distribution, which I try to investigate using mainly analytic and probabilistic methods. A special topic of my interest is the location of zeros of the Riemann zeta function and its derivatives; Others include problems centering around the differences between consecutive prime numbers, distribution and divisibility properties of primes of special forms, as well as values of various arithmetical functions. History and philosophy of mathematics (and science in general) are also areas I like to think about and conduct research in.
- Zeros of Fractional Derivatives of Polynomials with Torre Caparatta and Sebastian Pauli
- Half derivatives of the Riemann zeta function with Sebastian Pauli
- A Bound for Fractional Stieltjes Constants with Sebastian Pauli
- On Fractional Stieltjes Constants with Ricky Farr and Sebastian Pauli
- A Zero Free Region for the Fractional Derivatives of the Riemann Zeta Function with Ricky Farr and Sebastian Pauli
- New zero-free regions for derivatives of the Riemann zeta function, Rocky Mountains J. Math. Vol. 45, (2015), no. 3, 903–926 (jointly with T. Binder and S. Pauli)
- Horizontal monotonicity of the modulus of the zeta function, L-functions, and related functions, Acta Arithmetica, 166 (2014), 189–200 (jointly with Yu. Matiyasevich and P. Zvengrowski)
- On the prime number lemma of Selberg, Math. Scandinavica, Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 5-10, 2008
- Note on the maximal coefficients of squares of Newman polynomials, J. Number Theory, Vol. 125, No. 2, 285-288, 2007 (jointly with K. Berenhaut)
- A new proof of Euclid’s theorem, American Math. Monthly, Vol. 113, No. 10, 937–938, 2006
Dr. Saidak received his B.Sc. at The University of Auckland in New Zealand, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in number theory at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He then held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), University of Missouri (MO), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), and Wake Forest University (NC).