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Who is Andrew Wiles?

Andrew Wiles: Sir Andrew John Wiles, KBE, FRS is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specialising in number theory. He is most notable for proving Fermat's Last Theorem.

  • also known as Sir Andrew John Wiles, Andrew John Wiles
  • born on (62 years ago) in Cambridge, child of Maurice F. Wiles
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education:
  • profession: Mathematician
  • some of the awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada (Mathematics)
      • Wolf Prize in Mathematics (For spectacular contributions to number theory and related fields, major advances on undamental conjectures, and for settling Fermat´s last theorem.)
      • Ostrowski Prize
      • Fermat Prize (For his works on the Shimura–Taniyama–Weil conjecture which resulted in the demonstration of the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.)
      • Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics
      • Royal Medal
      • MacArthur Fellowship - "Mathematics"
      • The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Andrew Wiles

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Google previewPrime Mystery (2015)

The Life and Mathematics of Sophie Germain by Dora E. Musielak

Andrew Wiles is a British mathematician, a former professor of physics at Princeton University, now a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford Andrew Wiles revealed that, as a 10-year-old on the way home from school, ...

Google previewNew Challenges to Philosophy of Science (2013)

by Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez, Thomas Uebel, Gregory Wheeler

Andrew Wiles is a generalist-specialist, as were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci. Linus Pauling and Max Delbri'lck are renowned examples ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (2008)

Fourth edition by David Nelson

For over 350 years, work on Fermat's conjecture provided much stimulus to the development of algebraic number theory; after a period of intense activity by the English mathematician Andrew Wiles it was eventually proved in 1995 by Wiles, ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's last Theorem. 1995 Windows 95; Lycos, Yahoo!, Webcrawler, and AltaVista search engines; Toy Story is first full-length ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

In 1995 a general proof was published by the Princeton-based British mathematician Andrew Wiles. fess ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Science (2002)

by Pamela Gossin

It began with Greek algorithms for determining prime numbers; and in 1997 Andrew Wiles proved its best- known proposition, Fermat's Last Theorem. Late- nineteenth-century number theory was revolutionized by Richard Dedekind's definition ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Andrew Wiles (1953–) One of the theorems introduced by Pierre de ...

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM remained unproven for more than 350 years, until Andrew WILES found a proof in 1995. Many problems relating to the prime numbers remain completely elusive: for instance, no one has yet found a formula that ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (2012)

by Andrew Delahunty, Sheila Dignen

until Andrew Wiles finally succeeded in 1995. > A long-standing quest to find the solution to a problem You ...

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I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal. (Andrew Wiles)
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