George Andrews completed his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 under the direction of Hans Rademacher. He is currently an Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. Professor Andrews held visiting positions at 15 universities. We list some of them: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin, University of Waterloo, University of Strasbourg, University of Melbourne, Johannes Kepler University. Professor Andrews has given talks at many conferences, including an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians, in Berlin in 1998. Andrews has received several awards and honors: In 2003 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1997, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He was given honorary doctorates from the University of Parma in 1998, the University of Florida in 2002, the University of Waterloo in 2004, SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India in 2012, and the University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign in 2014. Professor Andrews is a member of the editorial board for numerous journals, including Advances in Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, Discrete Mathematics, the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, the Ramanujan Journal. He was one of the Managing Editors of Annals of Combinatorics.

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My research centers on the theory of partitions and related areas. 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 lost notebook I unearthed in the Trinity College Library at Cambridge in 1976. I have collaborated 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, the fourth in 2013, and the final volume in 2018. In addition to more than 340 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 . Currently I am working on q-series and on further aspects of partitions and their amazing relationship with Ramanujan's enigmatic identities.

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