George Andrews (mathematician)
|George Eyre Andrews|
|Fields||Analysis and Combinatorics|
|Institutions||Pennsylvania State University|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|Doctoral advisor||Hans Rademacher|
|Known for||Ramanujan's lost notebook|
Education and career
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.
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, and is a vocal critic of the "calculus reform" movement.
Awards and honors
Andrews is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
- Selected Works of George E Andrews (With Commentary) (World Scientific Publishing, 2012, ISBN 978-1-84816-666-0)
- Number Theory (Dover, 1994, ISBN 0-486-68252-8)
- The Theory of Partitions (Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-521-63766-X)
- Integer Partitions (with Eriksson, Kimmo) (Cambridge University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-521-84118-6)
- Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part I (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2005, ISBN 0-387-25529-X)
- Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part II, (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-77765-8)
- Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part III, (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4614-3809-0)
- Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part IV, (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4614-4080-2)
- "Special functions" by George Andrews, Richard Askey, and Ranjan Roy, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications, The University Press, Cambridge, 1999.
- Berndt, Bruce C.; Rankin, Robert Alexander, eds. (1995), Ramanujan: Letters and Commentary, History of Mathematics 9, American Mathematical Society, p. 305, ISBN 9780821891254, "Andrews is generally recognized as the world's leading authority on partitions and is the author of the foremost treatise on the subject."
- Inaugural Biography Article at the National Academy of Sciences.
- Evan Pugh Professors, PSU, retrieved 2013-11-21.
- George Andrews (mathematician) at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- AMS presidents, a timeline
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "George Andrews (mathematician)", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- The work of George Andrews: a Madison perspective – by Richard Askey, in "The Andrews Festschrift (Maratea, 1998)", Sem. Lothar. Combin. vol. 42 (1999), Art. B42b, 24 pp.
- Alladi, Krishnaswami (2012), Ramanujan's Place in the World of Mathematics: Essays Providing a Comparative Study, Springer, p. 122, ISBN 9788132207672, "George Andrews of the Pennsylvania State University, the world authority on partitions and q-geometric series".
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-03.
- Honorary doctorates for Andrews, Askey and Berndt
- Askey, Richard (1979). "Review: George E. Andrew, The theory of partitions". Bull. Amer. Soc. (N.S.) 1 (1): 203–210.