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Andrews will visit Georgia Southern University for Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics

The world’s leading expert on the theory of integer partitions will deliver the 2008 Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics at Georgia Southern University.

George Andrews will speak on Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. in Room 1004 of the College of Information Technology Building.

‘Euler and the beginning of the theory of partitions” will be the theme of the lecture, which is sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Andrews is an Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, the president-elect of the American Mathematical Society, and the current Polya Lecturer for the Mathematical Association of America.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Andrews has authored eight books and more than 250 papers on mathematics.

His books include ‘Number Theory,” ‘The Theory of Partitions,” ‘Special Functions” with Richard Askey and Ranjan Roy, ‘Integer Partitions” with Kimmo Eriksson, and ‘Ramanujan’s Lost Notebook, Part I” with Bruce Berndt. ‘Ramanujan’s Lost Notebook, Part II,” another collaboration between Andrews and Berndt, will be published in 2008.

Andrews, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, was a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow.

The Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics at Georgia Southern is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://math.georgiasouthern.edu/math/seminar or call (912) 681-5390.

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