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60. George E. Andrews (1938 )
President 20092010
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1964
George Andrews graduated from Oregon State University in 1960 with simultaneous bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics. He spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Cambridge, England, and then entered graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in 1961, where he earned his doctorate in 1964. He worked at the University of WisconsinMadison in 197677, after which he went to Cambridge to look for historic works in the Wren Library of Trinity College. There he found pages of mathematical work in Srinivasa Ramanujan's own handwriting. This discovery led to Andrews' spending thirty years on the hundreds of results in what he called Ramanujan’s Lost Notebook. In addition to being a worldrenowned expert on Ramanujan's work, Andrews has also been involved in computer algebra and teaching, has given many lectures, was on the committee that wrote problems for the Putnam Exam, and has served on the editorial boards of several mathematics journals and on the AMS Committee on Libraries, AMS Committee on the History of Mathematics, among others. Andrews is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University.


For more information:

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Congressional Testimony of George Andrews on FY 2012 Appropriations for the National Science Foundation

"Drowning in the Data Deluge" (text of Andrews' Retiring Presidential Address), Notices of the AMS, August 2012, pp. 933941.

"Presidential Views: Interview with George Andrews," by Allyn Jackson, Notices of the AMS, February 2011, p. 318.

"Presidential Views: Interview with George Andrews," by Allyn Jackson, Notices of the AMS, March 2009, p. 383.

"Nomination for George Andrews," (for AMS President Elect), by Richard Askey, Notices of the AMS, September 2007, p. 1039.

Fellow of the AMS

George E. Andrews, the Pennsylvania State University

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