Tanush Shaska

Tony Shaska
E-mail: shaska[at]risat.org

MR Id: 678224 arXiv Orcid Math Genealogy zbMath



Algebraic curves and their moduli spaces, field of moduli versus field of definition, minimal models, complex multiplication, arithmetic aspects on Jacobian varieties. Furthermore, I am interested in applications of algebra to data storage, protection, and security.

Latests papers

Below are my last few papers. For a complete list of papers and preprints see Papers


  1. Abelian varieties and number theory. Edited by Moshe Jarden and Tony Shaska. Contemporary Mathematics, 767, 2021.

  2. Integrable systems and algebraic geometry. Volume 2. Eds. R. Donagi, T. Shaska, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Series 459. (2020).

  3. Integrable systems and algebraic geometry. Volume 1. Eds. R. Donagi, T. Shaska, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Series 458. (2020).

  4. Algebraic curves and their applications. Eds. by L. Beshaj and T. Shaska. Contemporary Mathematics, 724, 2019.

  5. Higher genus curves in mathematical physics and arithmetic geometry. Eds. A. Malmendier and T. Shaska. Contemporary Math., 703, 2018.

  6. Advances on superelliptic curves and their applications. Eds. L. Beshaj, T. Shaska, E. Zhupa. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series D: Information and Communication Security, 41. IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2015.

  7. Algebraic aspects of digital communications. Eds. T. Shaska, E. Hasimaj. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series D: Information and Communication Security, 24. IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2009.

  8. Advances in coding theory and cryptography. Eds. T. Shaska, W. C. Huffman, D. Joyner, V. Ustimenko. Series on Coding Theory and Cryptology, 3. World Scientific, 2007

  9. Computational aspects of algebraic curves. Ed. T. Shaska. Lecture Notes Series on Computing, 13. World Scientific, 2005.

  10. Progress in Galois theory. Proceedings of John Thompson's 70th Birthday, Eds. H. Volklein, T. Shaska. Developments in Mathematics, 12. Springer, New York, 2005.

I am the Editor in Chief for the Albanian Journal of Mathematics. The journal started in 2007 and has been published continuously since. It is reviewed by both MathSciNet and zbmath and it is a reference journal in ZbMath. Its archives can be found at Archives and its editorial board at Editorial Board. The journal is currently a member of the Euclid Prime Collection.

Interested authors can send papers to me or any member of the Editorial Board. The reviewing process is about 3 months and papers are posted online as soon as they are accepted. For more information go to the journal website at albanian-j-math.com or contact me directly.

Words of wisdom . . .

"I can't believe they destroyed a perfectly good old farm to build this damn university" (From an old colleague)

“… Maybe you’ll find yourself in a mediocre department, where your work will be intentionally undervalued, people with much lesser research record will be promoted before you, and the hypocrites and frauds will run wild. Don’t get discouraged, don’t give up! Remember why you got into math?! It wasn’t for the money, recognition, or fame, it was for that special feeling that you get when you find the perfect solution or understand a beautiful argument. That hasn’t changed, son! If you still got that magical feeling, then you are doing fine.” (From Dad)

David Hilbert’s radio address - English translation.

“… There is a secret to mathematics. Do what you can, not what you dreamed of doing! And try to learn from any paper that you write.” (John Thompson after my dissertation defense)

“Certainly the best times were when I was alone with mathematics, free of ambition and pretense, and indifferent to the world.” Langlands, in Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World, p142. (From
James Milne website)