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George E. Andrews

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George E. Andrews (b. 1938 in Salem, Oregon) is Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University and an expert on the theory of partitions. He has a long-term interest in the work of S. Ramanujan, whose last notebook he unearthed in 1976. He is now collaborating with Bruce Berndt on a series of volumes explicating the brilliant and sometimes enigmatic ideas in this notebook.

Andrews is author or coauthor of numerous papers and several books on special functions and related topics. The books include The Theory of Partitions, published by Addison Wesley in 1976 and reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 1998, q-Series: Their Development and Application in Analysis, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Physics, and Computer Algebra, published by the American Mathematical Society in 1986, Integer Partitions (with K. Eriksson), published by Cambridge University Press in 2004, and the well-known Special Functions, (with R. Askey and R. Roy), published by Cambridge University Press in 1999.

Andrews was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and as President of the American Mathematical Society for a two-year term beginning in 2009. He received honorary degrees from the University of Parma (1998), the University of Florida (2002), and the University of Waterloo (2004).

Andrews is author of the following DLMF chapter