Maths prize for Wiles

Print edition : April 29, 2016

Sir Andrew Wiles, outside the building of the Mathematical Institute that has been named in his honour. Photo:

A page from the book "Arithmetica" written by the ancient mathematician Diophantus of Alexandria.

Pierre de Fermat, the French lawyer-cum-mathematician.

Sir Andrew Wiles has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize for “his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem”, a mathematical problem that remained unsolved for three and a half centuries.
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