Sir Andrew John Wiles KBE FRS (born 11 April 1953[1]) is a British
mathematician and a
Contents 1 Education and early life 2 Career and research 2.1 Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem 2.2 Awards and honours 3 References Education and early life[edit] Wiles was born in 1953 in Cambridge, England, the son of Maurice Frank Wiles (1923–2005), the Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford,[1] and Patricia Wiles (née Mowll). His father worked as the Chaplain at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, for the years 1952–55. Wiles attended King's College School, Cambridge, and The Leys School, Cambridge.[8] Wikiquote has quotations related to: Andrew Wiles Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrew Wiles. Wiles states that he came across
He gave a lecture a day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the title 'Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves and Galois Representations.' There was no hint in the title that Fermat's last theorem would be discussed, Dr. Ribet said. ... Finally, at the end of his third lecture, Dr. Wiles concluded that he had proved a general case of the Taniyama conjecture. Then, seemingly as an afterthought, he noted that that meant that Fermat's last theorem was true. Q.E.D.[15] In August 1993, it was discovered that the proof contained a flaw in one area. Wiles tried and failed for over a year to repair his proof. According to Wiles, the crucial idea for circumventing, rather than closing this area, came to him on 19 September 1994, when he was on the verge of giving up. Together with his former student Richard Taylor, he published a second paper which circumvented the problem and thus completed the proof. Both papers were published in May 1995 in a dedicated volume of the Annals of Mathematics.[16] Awards and honours[edit]
Wiles's proof of
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Wiles's 1987 certificate of election to the
References[edit] ^ a b c d e Anon (2017) WILES, Sir Andrew (John). ukwhoswho.com. Who's
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^ a b "EC/1989/39: Wiles, Sir Andrew John". The Royal Society.
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^ a b c Wiles Receives 2005 Shaw Prize. American Mathematical Society.
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^ "NAS Award in Mathematics". National Academy of Sciences. Archived
from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 13 February
2011.
^ Wiles Receives Ostrowski Prize. American Mathematical Society.
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^ "1997 Cole Prize, Notices of the AMS" (PDF). American Mathematical
Society. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
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