Mathematician:Andrew John Wiles
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English mathematician famous for proving Fermat's Last Theorem, which he completed in 1994.
- Born: 11 April 1953, Cambridge, England
- 1974: Bachelor's Degree at Merton College, Oxford, UK
- 1980: Ph.D. at Clare College, Cambridge
- 1981: Became a professor at Princeton University
- 1985-86: Guggenheim Fellow at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques near Paris and at the École Normale Supérieure
- 1994: Eugene Higgins Professor at Princeton
- 2000: Made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Theorems and Definitions
- Proved the Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture for Semistable Elliptic Curves, thereby proving Fermat's Last Theorem.
- 1995: Modular elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem (Ann. Math. Vol. 141, no. 3: pp. 443 – 551) www.jstor.org/stable/2118559
- 1995: Ring theoretic properties of certain Hecke algebras (Ann. Math. Vol. 141, no. 3: pp. 553 – 572) (with Richard Taylor) www.jstor.org/stable/2118560
- I think I'll stop there.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Andrew John Wiles": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: Wiles, Andrew John FRS (1953- )