Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, B42b (1999), 24 pp.
The Work of George Andrews: A Madison Perspective
In his own contribution to this volume, George Andrews has
touched on a number of themes in his research by looking at
the early influences on him of Bailey, Fine, MacMahon,
Rademacher and Ramanujan. In this paper, I propose to present
a survey of his work organized on a different theme.
George has often alluded to the fact that his
1975-76 year in Madison was extremely important in his work.
So it seems a reasonable project to survey his career from a Madison
perspective. To make this story complete, I begin with Andrews' work
in the late 1960's that led inexorably to our
eventual lengthy collaboration. The year in Madison set in motion
three seemingly separate strands of research that were fundamental in
much of his subsequent work. Then I briefly describe his collaboration with
Rodney Baxter and the discovery of the crank.
Received: May 25, 1999; Accepted: May 31, 1999.
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