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George Eyre Andrews (born December 4, 1938 in Salem, Oregon) is an American mathematician working in analysis and combinatorics. He is currently an Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD in 1964 at 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.

Andrews is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2008 he was elected president of the American Mathematical Society. His term commenced in 2009. His book The Theory of Partitions is the standard reference on the subject of integer partitions.


* Number Theory (Dover, 1994, ISBN 0486682528)
* The Theory of Partitions (Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 052163766X)
* Integer Partitions (with Eriksson, Kimmo) (Cambridge University Press, 2004, ISBN 0521841186)
* Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part I (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2005, ISBN 038725529X)
* Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: Part II, (with Bruce C. Berndt) (Springer, 2008, ISBN 9780387777658)
* "Special functions" by George Andrews, Richard Askey, and Ranjan Roy, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications, The University Press, Cambridge, 1999.

External links

* George Andrews's homepage
* Inaugural Biography Article at the National Academy of Sciences.
* George Andrews (mathematician) at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
* 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.


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