George Andrews Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 11 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Six of the new members are mathematicians, statisticians, or computer scientists and George Andrews also a member of the MAA. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.

The new members in the mathematical sciences are: George E. Andrews of Pennsylvania State University, James O. Berger of Duke University, Yakov Eliashberg of Stanford University, Solomon W. Golomb of the University of Southern California, Karl Hess of the University of Illinois, and Haim Brezis of the Universit¨¨ Pierre et Marie Curie, elected as a foreign associate.

George Andrews works on the theory of partitions and combinatorics. He has solved long-standing problems posed by prominent figures in the history of mathematics: Euler (1765), MacMahon (1898), and Dyson (1944). His interdisciplinary approach has made significant contributions to theoretical physics and computer science.

Elected to NAS: 2003

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