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George E. Andrews

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George E. Andrews (b. 1938 in Salem, Oregon) is Evan Pugh University Professor in Mathematics at Penn State University. An expert on q-series, he is the author of q-Series: Their Development and Application in Analysis, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Physics, and Computer Algebra. 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 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, and to the National Academy of Sciences (USA) in 2003. He was awarded an honorary professorship at Nankai University in 2008. In 2009 he became a SIAM Fellow. He holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Parma, Florida, Waterloo, Illinois, and SASTRA University (India). Andrews served as President of the AMS from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2011, and became a Fellow of the AMS in 2012. Andrews is author of the following DLMF chapter