# Andrew Wiles

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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:
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- PhD (Mathematics) at Clare College, Cambridge, graduated in
- Merton College, Oxford
- King's College School, Cambridge

- 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*

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### Prime 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*, ...

### New 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 ...

### The 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,
...

### Concise 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 ...

### The 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 ...

### Encyclopedia 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 ...

### Illustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

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

### Science 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 ...

### Oxford 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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