Introducing Andrew Wiles

Rachel Thomas

Introducing Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles is a mathematical legend. In 1993, after years of working in secret, he announced a proof of Fermat's last theorem, which had been taunting mathematicians for centuries.

In these two short videos, filmed at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Wiles talks about what it's like to do mathematics and how it's all about being creative, why he worked in secret and what it feels like solving a famous problem like Fermat's: "It's what we live for!"

You can read more in this article or watch the videos below!

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