Yotam Smilansky

I am a Hill Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University. Previously I was an Orzen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, after completing my PhD studies 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.

Full CV and contact information can be found here.



  1. Multiscale substitution tilings.
    Yotam Smilansky and Yaar Solomon.
  2. Neural evidence suggests both interference and facilitation from embedding regularity into visual search.
    Anna Vaskevich, Alon Nishry, Yotam Smilansky and Roy Luria.
    Submitted for publication.
  3. Bounded displacement non-equivalence in substitution tilings.
    Dirk Frettlöh, Yotam Smilansky and Yaar Solomon.
    Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, vol 177 (2021).
  4. Uniform distribution of Kakutani partitions generated by substitution schemes.
    Yotam Smilansky.
    Israel Journal of Mathematics, accepted for publication.
  5. The distribution of path lengths on directed weighted graphs.
    Avner Kiro, Yotam Smilansky and Uzy Smilansky.
    In: Kurasov P., Laptev A., Naboko S., Simon B. (eds) Analysis as a Tool in Mathematical Physics. Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, vol 276 (2020). Birkhäuser, Cham.
  6. 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.
  7. Sums of two squares – pair correlation and distribution in short intervals.
    Yotam Smilansky
    Int. J. Number Theory 9 (2013), no. 7, 1687–1711.


    The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
    Sequence A328074: Coordination sequence for a certain multiscale substitution tiling of the plane by squares.

    The Tiling Encyclopedia
    Triangle multiscale substitution tiling and Square multiscale substitution tiling.


Research talks in scientific meetings and seminars

    Upcoming (Online) Talks

      One World Numeration Seminar, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 14:30 CEST.

      New England Dynamics and Number Theory Seminar, Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:15 EST.

      Experimental Mathematics Seminar, Rutgers University, NJ, Thursday, October 8, 2020, 17:00 EST.

      Dynamics Seminar, University of Maryland, MD, Thursday, November 5, 2020, 14:00 EST.

    Past Talks

      Dynamics and Number Theory Seminar, 2019, Brandeis University, MA.

      Mathematical Physics Seminar, 2019, Rutgers University, NJ.

      Mathematics Seminar, 2019, Hofstra University, NY.

      Experimental Mathematics Seminar, 2019, Rutgers University, NJ (slides and video).

      Geometric Functional Analysis and Probability Seminar, 2019, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

      Mathematics Colloquium, 2019, University of Haifa, Israel.

      Mathematics Colloquium, 2019, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

      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).

Kakutani sequence