GEORGE E. ANDREWS
Evan Pugh University Professor in Mathematics
|Office||Department of Mathematics|
|306 McAllister Building|
|The Pennsylvania State University|
|University Park, PA 16802|
|Home||119 Meadow Lane|
|Centre Hall, PA 16828|
- Date of Birth
- December 4, 1938
- Place of Birth
- Salem, Oregon, USA
- B.S. & M.A., Oregon State University, June, 1960. Thesis advisor: Helmut Groemer
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, May 1964. Thesis advisor: Hans Rademacher
Member of the faculty, the Pennsylvania State University
- 1964-67 Assistant Professor
- 1967-70 Associate Professor
- 1970-81 Professor
- 1981- Evan Pugh Professor
|Visiting Professor||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||1970-71|
|Visiting Lecturer||University of Erlangen||1975|
|Visiting Professor||University of Wisconsin||1975-76|
|Visiting Lecturer||National University of Mexico||1977|
|Visiting Professor||University of New South Wales||1978-79|
|Visiting Lecturer||New Zealand Mathematical Society||1979|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Waterloo||1982-92|
|Visiting Scientist||Australian National University||1983|
|Visiting Professor||University of Strasbourg||1983|
|Visiting Ordway Professor||University of Minnesota||1988|
|Visiting Scientist||T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM||1990-91|
|Visiting Fellow||University of Melbourne||1997-98|
|Visiting Researcher||University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg||1998|
|Visiting Professor||Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria||1998|
|Visiting Research Fellow||School of Math. Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK||1998|
|Visiting Professor||University of Florida||2005-present|
Selected Honors and Grants
- Fulbright Scholar, Cambridge University, 1960-61
- Invited one hour addresses at national American Mathematics Society-Mathematical Association of America meetings in 1972, 1977, 1993, and 1994
- Hedrick Lecturer, Mathematical Association of America, 1980
- Guggenheim Fellow, 1982-83
- CBMS Regional Conference Principal Lecturer, Arizona State University, 1985
- J.S. Frame Lecturer, 1993
- Allegheny Region Distinguished Teaching Award, Mathematical Association of America
- Invited Lectures, American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1987 and 1996
- Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1997
- Received extensive support from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency
- Honorary Degree in Physics, University of Parma, May, 1998
- Meeting of the 42nd Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire in honor of my 60th birthday, at Maratea, Italy, September 1998
- Two day celebration of my 60th birthday at Penn State (in conjunction with a regional AMS meeting), October, 1998
- Centennial Award from the Department of Mathematics, the University of Pennsylvania, "in recognition of contributions to pure mathematics and ... mathematical education," in October, 1999
- Honorary Degree, University of Florida, 2002
- Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 2003
- 65th Birthday Conference at Penn State, April 2004
- Honorary Degree, University of Waterloo, 2004
- MAA Polya Lecturer, 2007-08 and 2008-09
- Elected President of AMS 2007
- Honorary Professorship, Nankai University, PRC, 2008
- 70th Birthday Conference at Penn State, December 2008
- Selected Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009
- Fellow of the AMS, 2012
- Honorary Degree, SASTRA University (India), 2012
- Conference in honor of my 75th birthday, Centre for Combinatorics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2013
- Honorary Doctorate, University of Illinois, 2014
My research centers on the theory of partitions and related areas. For a summary of my early research, please see The Work of George Andrews: A Madison Perspective by Richard Askey, paper B42b, Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire (electronic journal), 1999. Also see my Selected Works (With Commentary) Imperial College Press, 2013.
I have a long-term interest in the work of Ramanujan, the Indian genius, whose last notebook I unearthed in the Trinity College Library at Cambridge in 1976. I am collaborating with Bruce Berndt on a multi-volume study of this 'Lost Notebook.' The first volume of this study appeared in June 2005; the second in January 2009, the third in 2012, and the fourth in 2013. In addition to more than 290 scientific papers, I have written books on number theory and the theory of partitions, as well as edited the collected papers of Percy A. MacMahon (see the attached bibliography). Currently I am working on q-series and on further aspects of partitions and their amazing relationship with Ramanujan's enigmatic identities.
- Mathematics Department Chairman, 1980-1982 and 1995-1997.
- Associate Head for Faculty Development, Mathematics Department, 2006-2011. Reappointed 2012.
- Appointed Chairman, Mathematics Department Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2013.
- Appointed Chairman, Committee to Select Evan Pugh candidates from Eberly College of Science, 2015.
- Member, Mathematics Department Advisory, Undergraduate Studies, Scholarship, and MASS Advisory Committees.
- Member of Editorial Boards of the Journal of Combinatorial
Theory (A), The Ramanujan Journal, Integers: The
Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory, Advances in
Mathematics, the International Journal of Number Theory, The
Mathematics Student, Research in Number Theory (new Springer Journal),
and Contributions to Discrete Mathematics. Member of Editorial
Advisory Board for CRC's Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae.
Joint Managing Editor, Annals of Combinatorics. Member Consulting
Editorial Board of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics and
Journal of Indian Academy of Mathematics. Senior Associate Editor, chapter on q-hypergeometric and related functions, NIST DIgital Library of Mathematical Functions.
- President, American Mathematical Society, 2009-2011.
- Chairman, AMS Initial Fellows Selection Committee, 2012-2013.
- Member, Simons Investigators in Mathematics Nominating Committee, 2012.
- Invited to serve on the Selection Committee for the 2014 Polya Prize.
- Invited to serve on the Scientific Advisory Committee (and be a speaker at) the 29th International Conference of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society at Pondicherry University, India, August 8-10, 2016.
- Invited to serve on the Invited Addresses Committee for MathFest 2017 (MAA).
- Thesis advisor for 28 Ph.D. and 20 Masters degree recipients.
Currently have three Ph. D. degree students.
- Have taught courses at Penn State from the level of calculus to advanced topics for graduate students.
- Have lectured about mathematics in nearly every continent (except Antarctica).