George Eyre Andrews
|Born||December 4, 1938|
Salem, Oregon, United States
|Known for||Ramanujan's lost notebook|
|Fields||Analysis and Combinatorics|
|Institutions||Pennsylvania State University|
|Doctoral advisor||Hans Rademacher|
George Eyre Andrews (born December 4, 1938) is an American mathematician working in special functions, number theory, analysis and combinatorics.
He is currently an Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. He did his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University and received his PhD in 1964 at the University of Pennsylvania where his advisor was Hans Rademacher.
During 2008–2009 he was president of the American Mathematical Society.
Andrews's contributions include several monographs and over 250 research and popular articles on q-series, special functions, combinatorics and applications. He is considered to be the world's leading expert in the theory of integer partitions. In 1976 he discovered Ramanujan's Lost Notebook. He is highly interested in mathematical pedagogy.
His book The Theory of Partitions is the standard reference on the subject of integer partitions.
He has advanced mathematics in the theories of partitions and q-series. His work at the interface of number theory and combinatorics has also led to many important applications in physics.
In 2003 Andrews was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. In 1998 he was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
He was given honorary doctorates from the University of Parma in 1998, the University of Florida in 2002, the University of Waterloo in 2004, SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India in 2012, and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2014
Andrews is generally recognized as the world's leading authority on partitions and is the author of the foremost treatise on the subject.
George Andrews of the Pennsylvania State University, the world authority on partitions and q-geometric series.