Dr. George Andrews awarded the 2022 Euler Medal of the ICA
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March 9, 2023 Secretary of the ICA
Andrews awarded the 2022 Euler Medal of the ICA
Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions
to combinatorial research by Fellows
of the ICA, including those who remain active in research.
George E. Andrews received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and since
then has been a fixture at The Pennsylvania State University. He has devoted
much of his mathematical career to the study of various kinds of combinatorial
mathematics, especially the theory of partitions and related areas. This
includes multiple textbooks, and for example providing the first “crank” that
provided a combinatorial interpretation of why for some n the number of
partitions of n is a multiple of some integer. George has authored over
350 publications with almost 100 in various areas of combinatorics, mostly on
partitions or other areas of enumerative combinatorics, such as q-series.
George is also known for his work in number theory, and the multi-volume study
with Bruce Bernd on Ramanujan’s “Lost Notebook” that he uncovered in 1976.
Beyond that, George has contributed to mathematics by: advising 25 Ph.D.
students; being President of the American Mathematical Society; serving on 10
editorial boards; promoting mathematical awareness; and editing the collected
papers of MacMahon. Previous honours include Fellowships of prestigious
societies and 5 honorary doctorates.
The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications is an international scholarly society that was founded in 1990 by Ralph Stanton; the ICA was established for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications.
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