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About Andrew Wiles
Andrew Wiles is a renowned English mathematician and a number-theory research professor at the University of Oxford. He is widely known for famously proving the “Fermat’s Last Theorem.”
Education & Early Life
He was born in Cambridge, England. The scholar was educated at The Leys School, Cambridge, and King’s College School, Cambridge.
In 1974, he graduated from Merton College, Oxford, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He then earned his Ph.D. in 1980 from Clare College, Cambridge.
Wiles Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem
Wiles became interested in Fermat’s Last Theorem as a young boy at age 10. His fascination with the theorem led to his decision to devote over six years of research in proving the famous equation.
In June 1993, Wiles presented his first proof for the equation to the public during a conference at Cambridge. However, in August 1993, one area of his proof was discovered to have flaws. Wiles then partnered with Richard Taylor, his former student, and they published a second paper which corrected and completed the entire proof of the equation. Finally, in May 1995, both the initial and corrected papers were published in an Annals of Mathematics dedicated issue.
He was honored with the 2017 Copley Medal and a 2016 Abel Prize for his works on proving the “Fermat’s Last Theorem.” In 2000, he was knighted as a “Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”
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Famous quotes by Andrew Wiles
I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.Andrew Wiles
I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night - and that went on for eight years.Andrew Wiles
There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years.Andrew Wiles
F.A.Q. about Andrew Wiles
When is his birthday?
Andrew Wiles' birthday is on April 11, 1953.
In how many days is his birthday?
Andrew's birthday is in 281 days
How old is he?
He is 69 years old.
Where is Andrew from?
He was born in Cambridge, England, UK.
Andrew Wiles' Popularity
Andrew Wiles is a famous British mathematician, who was born on April 11, 1953. As a person born on this date, Andrew Wiles is listed in our database as the 45th most popular celebrity for the day (April 11) and the 81st most popular for the year (1953).
People born on April 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Andrew Wiles is the 1461st most popular Aries.
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