George Andrews currently holds the title of Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, where he has worked since 1964. He has also held professorial roles at institutions including MIT, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Waterloo, Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Florida. Andrews earned his BS and MA at Oregon State University by 1960, and completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964.
Andrews is widely published, with over 250 credits to his name. His work primarily focuses on number theory and combinatorics, particularly the study of partitions, on which he is a leading expert. Andrews is also credited with discovering Srinivasa Ramanujan’s “lost notebook” (a veritable mathematical treasure trove), and with Bruce C. Berndt has published four books on the subject, with proofs for some of Ramanujan’s formulas, including Integer Partitions and Ramanujan’s Lost Notebook: Part I.
For his work, Andrews has received a variety of awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, membership with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, membership with the National Academy of Sciences, membership with the American Mathematical Society, and numerous honorary degrees.
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